Andy Murray Improves His Rankings Following Drop in Positions Earlier This Month

Published 10/23/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has been making slow but steady progress after his comeback to the ATP tour. He recently received a positive update when he climbed up in the ATP Rankings. Despite losing in the European Open 2021 pre-quarterfinal to Diego Schwartzman, the British player will gain positions when the rankings get updated this Monday. 

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Although Andy Murray was beaten by the Argentine player who won the match in straight sets, he has something to be happy about. Murray has been making regular appearances on the tour since his exit from the US Open. 

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The three-time Grand Slam winner has climbed to the 156th spot in the ATP Rankings. He will be climbing 20 places after his exit from Antwerp, Belgium. 

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In the tournament, Murray had an exhilarating first round encounter against the American, Frances Tiafoe. The match went on for close to four hours and, astonishingly, all three sets of the encounter went to the tie-break. However, he fell short of the challenge he received from second-seed Diego Schwartzman. On a positive note, the Olympic Gold medalist has been playing some impressive tennis. 

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The power and accuracy in his execution have improved since his return from injury. Even when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in a five-set thriller in the opening round of the US Open, there was much to be optimistic about in his game.

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It will be interesting to see what his next move on the tour will be. We hope to see the former World No. 1 player regain his old form back and go toe-to-toe against the top players in the game. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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