Published On: Mon, May 9th, 2016

Roger Federer overtakes Andy Murray as world number two



PARIS: 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)

Roger Federer Bio

> Began playing tennis at age 8
> Mother, Lynette; father, Robert. Has one sister, Diana
> Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras
> Enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing on the beach, playing cards and table tennis. He is also a fervent fan of hometown football team, FC Basel
> Speaks English, German, Swiss German, and French
> Since 2003, has won a record 31 ATP World Tour Awards: ATP No. 1 (5 times: 2004-07, 2009), Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year (2 times: 2006, 2013), Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship (11 times: 2004-09, 2011-15), Fans’ Favorite for a record 13 consecutive years (2003-15)
> Ranked No. 2 on the Reputation Institute’s 2011 study of world’s most respected, admired and trusted personalities. Was second to Nelson Mandela but ahead of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Bono
> In 2003, The Roger Federer Foundation was formed. The foundation primarily focuses on supporting early childhood education in Southern Africa. The foundation has raised over 15 million dollars since its inception
> Other Awards: Swiss of the Year (2003); Swiss Athlete of the Year (6x; 2003-04, 2006-07, 2012, 2014); ITF Player of the Year (5x, 2004-2007, 2009); I.T.W.A. Player of Year and Ambassador for Tennis (3x; 2004-06); BBC Sports Overseas Personality of Year (3x; 2004, 2006-07); L’Equipe’s Champion of Champions (3x; 2005-2007); Laureus Sports Award, World Sportsman of the Year (4x; 2005-2008); ESPY’s Best Male International Athlete Award (2007); U.S. Academy Outstanding Athlete presented by USA Today and MSNBC (2x; 2005-06); GQ Germany “International Man of the Year” (2005); Swiss Team of the Year, together with Stan Wawrinka (2008) and the Swiss Davis Cup Team (2014); US Open Sportsmanship Award (2014)
> Special edition stamp of him released by Swiss Post on April 10, 2007 in Basel (as the first person still alive)
> Ranked by Forbes in 2011 as world’s 25th-most powerful celebrity and 1st in sub category ‘press rank’ – a reflection of the amount of media coverage a celebrity receives, including magazine covers. Also named highest-earning tennis player off court 9 straight years (2007-15)
> In 2015, the London School of Marketing named him the world’s most marketable sports star
> Served as president on the ATP Player Council from June 2008-June 2014
> Wife, Mirka Vavrinec (married in 2009). They have four children: Myla and Charlene (born July 23, 2009), Leo and Lenny (born May 6, 2014)
> Fitness trainer is Pierre Paganini and physical therapist is Daniel Troxler


News Source TimesOfIndia & ATPWorldTour

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