Andy Murray deposed as British number one

File: Andy Murray has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International. Photo: AFP / Patrick Hamilton

PARIS - Two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has lost his status as Britain's number one for the first time since 2006 after he was overtaken by Kyle Edmund in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

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Edmund has moved up to 24th place as he reaps the benefit of reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, while former world number one Murray, out injured since January and recovering from a hip operation, drops eight places to 29th.

File: South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has moved to 9th .Credit: PEDRO PARDO / AFP

Juan Martin del Potro moves up one place to eighth after he beat big-serving Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 to win the Mexican Open on Sunday.

1. Roger Federer (SUI)

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

3. Marin Cilic (CRO)

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

5. Alexander Zverev (GER)

6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 

7. David Goffin (BEL)

8. Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG)

9. Kevin Anderson (RSA)

10. Jack Sock (USA)

 

AFP

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