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Federer overtakes Murray as world number two

Andy Murray has lost the world number two spot to Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Masters final.
Seventeen-time Grand Slam Swiss champion Roger Federer gives a press conference during the Mutua Open Madrid Tennis 2016 tournament in Madrid on May 2, 2016. Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters today citing a back injury. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Seventeen-time Grand Slam Swiss champion Roger Federer gives a press conference during the Mutua Open Madrid Tennis 2016 tournament in Madrid on May 2, 2016.<br />Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters today citing a back injury. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Andy Murray has lost the world number two spot to Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Masters final.

The Scot played well in Spain, but by failing to successfully defend his title, he drops below Federer ahead of the Italian Open this week.

Djokovic, an 11-time major champion, retains his massive lead on his closest challengers at the top of the rankings after claiming a record 29th Masters title.

Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios moves back into the top 20 thanks to his run to the quarter-finals in Madrid.

ATP top 20:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 16,550 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 7,525 (+1)

3. Andy Murray (GBR) 7,525 (-1)

4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6,380

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,675

6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,290

7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,400

8. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2,940

9. David Ferrer (ESP) 2,920

10. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,740

11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,725

12. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2,680

13. David Goffin (BEL) 2,570

14. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,460 (+1)

15. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 2,340 (-1)

16. John Isner (USA) 2,100

17. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,015

18. Gilles Simon (FRA) 1,945

19. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1,840

20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1,795 (+1)

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