Posted by Barrie on Sunday, 16 August 2009

Andy Murray: World Number 2

On Monday, Andy Murray will officially become the first ever British number 2 after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in last night's Rogers Cup semi final, when the rankings are updated on Monday.

This leaves the Brit only behind Roger Federer in the rankings, putting himself between the world number 1, and the now world number 3, Rafael Nadal, whom had been holding the top two positions between each other for the past 4 years.

Rafael Nadal's knee problems that included him failing to take part in Wimbledon this year have been the main benefactor in Andy Murray's rise, but that's no discredit to the Brit who has been playing excellently for the past year or so and is getting closer and closer to winning a Grand Slam title.

Murray faces Juan Martin Del Potro in today's Montreal Rogers Cup final, with a fortnight to go before this year's US Open. Andy Murray was runner up to Roger Federer this year and will be hoping to go one better this year and claim his first Grand Slam. Be sure to follow our tennis tips on this year's US Open tournament, starting August 31st.

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