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6th Feburary: Andy slips down 2 places to 62

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13 February, thankfully the ranking moves back up to 60 again.

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And hopefully higher next week with a strong chance of Andy making Round 2.

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Well Andy has got 40 points from this event so far with Making Round 3 and take 5 away from his 18th best result he is set to gain atleast 35 Points depending on how well he does through out the rest of the tourny.

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is there a chance that he could become british no 1 next week

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It is possible, if he does well in Memphis and Tim and Greg do badly in Rotterdam. I haven't worked out the permutations yet, but he is on 763 points, Greg on 800 and Tim on 815.


However if reaction to this great win sets in he may well go out early in Memphis!  It will come, though, it will come fairly soon I am sure.



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Elated Murray breaks into top 50







Andy Murray
BRITISH PLACINGS
40 Tim Henman
43 Greg Rusedski
47 Andy MurrayAndy Murray's maiden ATP Tour title has propelled him into the world's top 50 for the first time in his career.

The 18-year-old's victory over Lleyton Hewitt in the San Jose final lifted him 13 places to 47th and put him within sight of the British number one spot.

Tim Henman, currently the best-ranked Briton, lies in 40th place, three ahead of closest rival Greg Rusedski.

Murray could make up more ground on both Henman and Rusedski at this week's RMK Championships in Memphis.

The Scot faces Rainer Schuettler of Germany in the first round.

Murray said consecutive victories over world number three Andy Roddick and Hewitt had given him added confidence.

"It's the biggest moment of my life in tennis so far," said Murray.

"Anybody who wins his first ATP tournament and beats guys as good as Roddick and Hewitt is going to have much more confidence.

"I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks. I know now I have a good chance of winning against the elite players."








There haven't been too many 18-year-olds in the last five years or so with that kind of skill


Lleyton Hewitt on Murray

Murray is the youngest British player in the Open era to capture an ATP title and the fifth teenager to lift the San Jose trophy, joining John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang and Andre Agassi.

Of those four, only Agassi failed to go on and claim his first Grand Slam title within 12 months.

Bookmakers William Hill have shortened Murray's odds of winning Wimbledon from 25-1 to 16-1 and make him a 10-1 shot to win one of this year's remaining Grand Slam tournaments.

They have also installed Murray as 8-1 to win BBC Sports Personality of Year, in from 40-1 on Friday.

Murray's mother Judy, who missed the San Jose final as she was in Sheffield with her older son Jamie, said Andy had a better chance of progress at the US Open than at Wimbledon.

"There'll be massive expectation at Wimbledon, but you would have to say that Andy plays better on hard courts, so probably his best chance of doing well in a Grand Slam is likely to be the US Open," she told BBC Radio Five Live.

"But he did pretty well last year on grass, so as long as everybody doesn't expect him to win Wimbledon this year, then maybe he's got a shot in the next few years."

As in his victory against Roddick in the semi-finals, Murray's return proved crucial to his recovery from a set down to beat former world number one Hewitt.






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Murray jumped into the crowd to celebrate with girlfriend Kim Sears

The beaten Australian, who was 16 when he won his first ATP title, said Murray stood out from other young talents.

"I guess there haven't been too many 18-year-olds in the last five years or so with that kind of skill," he said.

"He hits the ball extremely well, he mixes it up extremely well. He can dictate when he wants to, but he is also very good on the defence.

"Murray's going to continue to get better and better in the next few years and people will see a lot more of him."



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Andy rises 67 Places from 88 to 21 in the Race.

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I'll only worry about the race points at the back end of the year!


(Edit: but for those who do worry about it, he is now joint 18th


1st post updated to new ranking of 42 in the entry system.



-- Edited by Madeline at 09:18, 2006-02-27

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Just a look back at one year ago exactly in the Rankings :


Top 5 - Feb 2005              


1. R Federer
2. L Hewitt
3. A Roddick
4. M Saffin
5. G Coria


The British 1-5 :


Tim Henman - 7
Greg Rusedski - 46
Alex Bogdanovic - 173
Arvind Parmar - 208
Jamie Delgado - 215


And the little known "Andy Murray" - 418 (The British No 15 !)


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Top 5 - Feb 2006              


1. R Federer (No Surprises there !)
2. R Nadal
3. A Roddick
4. D Nalbandian
5. N Davydenko


The British 1-5 :


Andy Murray - 42 (Up 376)
Greg Rusedski - 43 (Up 3)
Tim Henman - 49 (Down 42)
Alex Bogdanovic - 143 (Up 30)
Arvind Parmar - 202 (Up 6)

Poor Tim the only one to be lower out of the top 5 since last year !


 



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As predicted Murray moves down two places to 44 in the rankings this week

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44  Murray  816 

45  Henman  815


46 Rusedski  805


 


Not much in it but all they care about is getting closer to 30 etc, national UK ranking isn't a point of focus.



-- Edited by timmoore46 at 18:55, 2006-03-06

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I'm happy to say our predictions were correct and Andy has a new career-high ranking of 41


1st post updated.



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Last week I updated the first post to the ranking drop of 45 without comment!


This week's new rankings list shows a rise of 1 place to 44. Although there were no ATP tournaments last week, there have been some changes - the one affecting Andy is that Serra's points have dropped from 857 to 782, and his ranking from 38 to 49. The only explanation I can think of for this is that he perhaps had a big Challenger success at this time last year which dropped off last week?


Other people's rankings this week are also affected by the fact that last year's Monte Carlo drops off this week, not next.


 



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