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Murray up to third

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:04

The 22-year-old, who was beaten in straight sets by world number one Roger Federer in Sunday’s final, returns to the top three for the first time since October at the expense of Rafael Nadal, who retired hurt while trailing in the quarter-finals against the Scot and has been ruled out for up to four weeks with a knee injury.

The Spaniard’s slide down the order to fourth place marks the first time he has been ranked outside the top three since before claiming his maiden French Open title in 2005.

Novak Djokovic, who crashed out against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight at Melbourne Park, is up to number two in the world, although Murray, on 7,800 points, is just 510 points adrift of the Serbian.

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