Roger Federer rises to 3rd in ATP rankings, Murray keeps top spot
Winning his eighth Wimbledon title allowed Swiss Roger Federer, the most acclaimed player in Grand Slams with 19 titles, to earn a spot in the top three of the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, with 6,545 points.
Briton Andy Murray and Spanish Rafael Nadal kept their places at first and second, even though they left the tournament at the quarter-final stage and round of 16 respectively, reports Efe.
The 35-year-old Swiss won five of the 14 tournaments in which he has participated in the current season, two Grand Slams (Australian Open and Wimbledon) and two 1,000 Masters (Indian Wells and Miami) in addition to Halle.
Federer's opponent in Sunday's Wimbledon final
Marin Cilic of Croatia is sixth in the list.
Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza jumped to the fifth place in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings after she was crowned Wimbledon champion, while Czech Karolina Pliskova took the top spot.
The 23-year-old Spaniard won 7-5, 6-0 over United States' Venus Williams in the women's singles final at Wimbledon in just an hour and 17 minutes on Saturday, reports Efe.
"Muguruza claimed her second Grand Slam title with a memorable Wimbledon victory over Venus Williams, making headlines across the world," the WTA said on its website.
Also, second-placed Romanian Simona Halep was followed by German Angelique Kerber, who used to lead the rankings, with 5,975 points. Kerber was defeated 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 by Muguruza in Wimbledon's round of 16.