Nadal Toppled From Number Two as Murray Beats Tsonga


Montreal, Aug 16: Rafael Nadal lost his number two ranking to Andy Murray Saturday as the Scot beat France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) for a place in the finals of the Montreal Masters.

Murray's victory means the 23-year-old will stand second in Monday's ATP ranking list behind Roger Federer for the best showing of his career.

Nadal, beaten in the Montreal quarter-finals Friday by Argentine Juan Del Potro, took over number one from Federer last August before the Beijing Olympics but lost it after being beaten in the French Open fourth round by Robin Soderling.

It marks the first time in four years that someone other than Federer or Nadal has entered the top two on the ranking list.

Australian Lleyton Hewitt moved to second behind Federer in July 2005 for a brief period.

Murray holds the highest ranking ever for a British player.


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