Andy Murray keeps firm grip on number one spot

 06 Mar 2017 - 18:13

Andy Murray keeps firm grip on number one spot
World number one Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after winning his ATP final tennis match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco, during the Dubai Duty Free Championships on March 4, 2017. AFP / KARIM SAHIB

QNA

Berlin: Britain's Andy Murray cemented his place at the top of the world rankings released by the ATP Monday following his first title of the season.

Murray, who won the Dubai Tennis Championship on Saturday, moves from 11,540 to 12,040 points, while second-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia gains slightly to 9,925. Further down the top 10, Marin Cilic of Croatia is up to seventh,swapping places with France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

ATP top 10 as of March 6 (previous ranking in parenthesis):
1. (1) Andy Murray, Britain, 12,040 points
2. (2) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 9,825
3. (3) Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 5,195
4. (4) Milos Raonic, Canada, 5,080
5. (5) Kei Nishikori, Japan, 4,730
6. (6) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 4,115
7. (8) Marin Cilic, Croatia, 3,590
8. (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,480
9. (9) Dominic Thiem, Austria, 3,375
10. (10) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 3,305