Andy Murray set for post-injury high at next ATP rankings update
Andy Murray will break back into the ATP top 100 for the first time since May 2018 ahead of his return to court at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament next week.
The former world number one and current world number 102 will be ranked at least 97th in the world when the ATP rankings update on Monday, and could be ranked as high as 94th.
Soon after becoming the 26th ATP number one in November 2016, Murray suffered a hip injury that ended his 2017 season at Wimbledon when he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.
He then did not play for 11 months, tumbling to world number 156 before competing at Queen’s 2018.
Murray then fell as low as 839th in the world, only climbing back into the top 150 in October 2019 after winning the ATP 250 level European Open in Antwerp, defeating fellow three-time Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the final there.
The Brit has bounced around between 100th and 200th in the world since, until now.
Murray’s run to the final of the 2022 Sydney Tennis Classic saw Murray rise from 135th to 113th, before his performance to reach the second round of the Australian Open pushed him to within tewo spots of the top 100 at 102.
As mentioned, Murray will immediately have the chance to build on his ranking as he takes to court in Rotterdam next week, a tournament he won back in 2009.
If Murray were to win the ATP 500 event he could climb close to, or even inside, the top 50, depending on other results of course.
May 2018 was also the last time Murray was ranked inside the top 50, as he fell from 47th to 157th after Roland Garros that year.
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