Federer still No. 1 in ATP rankings

Updated: August 17, 2009, 11:43 AM ET
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MONTREAL -- Andy Murray has overtaken Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings, becoming the first British man to reach No. 2.

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Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesAndy Murray, reacting after his Rogers Cup triumph, is the first British man to be ranked No. 2.

Roger Federer is still No. 1 in Monday's rankings. Murray's Rogers Cup title in Montreal last week moved him up to No. 2 for the first time, while Nadal is now No. 3 after being ranked No. 1 from August 2008 through June 2009.

Murray took the court for Sunday's Rogers Cup final, knowing no matter what the result he would be soon be ranked No. 2 in the world.

Not satisfied having reached that goal, Murray withstood his toughest test of the tournament and defeated Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-1.

"I love winning tournaments, it's great, and every player will tell you the same thing," Murray said.

"But it's tough because I've never been to No. 2 in the world before, so that's new to me. I've won a couple of Masters Series [events] now, and it still feels great. But getting to No. 2, maybe because it's something different it means a little bit more."

The only other change in the top 10 this week is Fernando Verdasco's rise from No. 11 to No. 10, supplanting Fernando Gonzalez.

Dinara Safina remains No. 1 in the WTA rankings, followed by No. 2 Serena Williams and No. 3 Venus Williams.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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