Andy Murray climbs above Rafael Nadal to third in world rankings


Andy Murray has swapped places with Rafael Nadal to move to third in the ATP world rankings.

The Scot, 27, climbed to his highest ranking since occupying second place after beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Wimbledon final.

He had dropped to 12th in September 2014 after missing three months following back surgery on a long-standing disc injury the previous year.

Murray plays in Dubai this week along with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Second seed Federer opened with a 6-3 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny on Monday, with top seed Djokovic facing Vasek Pospisil and Murray taking on Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller at 12:00 GMT on Tuesday.

British number two James Ward will plays Spaniard Feliciano Lopez after coming through qualifying to reach the main draw.


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