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Latest ATP Rankings 21 October 2019 - Andy Murray rises over 100 ranking places after winning first title since 2017 in Antwerp

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 21 Oct 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Murray up to No. 127 after resurgent title triumph in Antwerp
  • Shapovalov back in top 30 with maiden title in Stockholm
  • Rublev rises to career-high No. 22 with Moscow victory
Andy Murray (PA Images)

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has climbed over 100 spots in the latest ATP rankings after winning his first title in over two years at the European Open in Antwerp.

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Just nine months after undergoing career-threatening hip resurfacing surgery, Murray put together an incredible week in Antwerp to win his first ATP singles title since Dubai 2017, defeating Stan Wawrinka in three sets in a thrilling final on Sunday.

In a rematch of their brutal 2017 Roland Garros semi-final - which ultimately contributed to both players being sidelined soon after with respective surgeries - Wawrinka went up a set and a break in the second, but Murray staged a remarkable comeback to emerge triumphant by a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 scoreline - the third time he’s fought back from a set down after also doing so in the quarter and semi-finals.

"It means a lot. The past few years have been extremely difficult. Both me and Stan have had a lot of injury problems in the past couple of years. Amazing to be back playing against him in a final like that. I think it was a great match," Murray said on court after his victory. "I didn't expect to be in this position at all, so I'm very happy."
"This is one of the biggest wins that I've had after everything,” Murray added. "I'm very proud of the win this week and I've enjoyed my time here."

Murray was playing just his seventh singles tournament since an emotional first round exit at the Australian Open, where the tournament played a tribute video for the Scot in expectation that he was about to retire from the sport.

However, after a successful surgery, Murray made his singles comeback in August and courtesy of his victory in Antwerp, he has risen 116 spots in the latest ATP rankings to No. 127 in the world. This was Murray’s last ATP event of 2019 as he awaits the birth of his third child with wife Kim.

Meanwhile, Wawrinka was also aiming for his first title in over two years and a first hardcourt title since winning the 2016 U.S. Open. The Swiss has also been patiently working his way back from double knee surgery and is up to No. 17 following his runner-up finish in Antwerp.

Denis Shapovalov (PA Images)
Elsewhere, Denis Shapovalov landed himself a career milestone as he won his first ATP title in Stockholm, beating Filip Krajinovic in the final.

Shapovalov didn’t drop a set all week as he became the first Canadian to win the Stockholm silverware, breaking a seven-match losing streak in semi-finals along the way.

“I am definitely super happy and just really proud,” said Shapovalov. “Me and my team have worked really hard to get into this position of lifting a title, so I am really proud of myself and proud of my team right now.”

The 20-year-old moves up seven places in the ATP rankings to No. 27 in the world, seven rungs off his career-high, while runner-up Krajinovic rises 14 spots to No. 46.

Another young gun was also victorious on Sunday, with Andrey Rublev claiming his second career title on his 22nd birthday on home soil at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow, crushing Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-0 in the final.

Rublev was 0-6 in Moscow before this week, but he’s now the ninth Russian to win the Kremlin Cup title. Rublev has won 19 of his last 25 matches after recovering from back and wrist injuries and climbs nine places in the rankings to a career-high mark of No. 22.

“I’m at a loss. I can’t find the right words for what it means to me to win here,” Rublev said. “I grew up with this tournament. I spent my whole childhood at the VTB Kremlin Cup. I will remember this tournament and this win for many years, and I’ll hopefully be playing this tournament for many years down the road.”

Six top 10 players are in action this week at 500 events in Basel and Vienna. Roger Federer leads the field in Basel alongside Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista Agut, while Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov headline Vienna.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday October 21


1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Roger Federer
4. Daniil Medvedev
5. Dominic Thiem
6. Alexander Zverev
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
8. Kei Nishikori (+1)
9. Karen Khachanov (-1)
10. Roberto Bautista Agut
11. Matteo Berrettini
12. Fabio Fognini
13. David Goffin (+1)
14. Gael Monfils (-1)
15. Diego Schwartzman
16. John Isner
17. Stan Wawrinka (+1)
18. Felix Auger-Aliassime (+1)
19. Lucas Pouille
20. Guido Pella


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Latest ATP Rankings 21 October 2019 - Andy Murray rises over 100 ranking places after winning first title since 2017 in Antwerp

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has climbed over 100 spots in the latest ATP rankings after winning his first title in over two years at the European Open in Antwerp.

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