Andy Murray, winner of Sunday’s Shanghai Masters, has closed the gap in the ATP rankings with world number one Novak Djokovic and could topple him before the end of the year.
The British 29-year-old number two has 10,485 points to Djokovic’s 12,900 and can overtake the Serb with wins in his three remaining tournaments this year — the Vienna Open, the Paris Masters and the end of season ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Murray beat Roberto Bautista to win his third Shanghai Masters, lifting his sixth trophy in what has been his best season yet. Djokovic bowed out to Bautista in the semis.
Stan Wawrinka holds on to third place in the rankings behind Murray with Milos Raonic up two places to fourth.
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,900 points
2. Andy Murray (GBR) 10,485
3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,820
4. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4,690
5. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,650
6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,380
7. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 3,815
8. Roger Federer (SUI) 3,720
9. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3,300
10. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,250
11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,895
12. David Goffin (BEL) 2,780
13. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,505
14. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2,460
15. David Ferrer (ESP) 2,455
16. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2,205
17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2,106
18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,035
19. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,950
20. Alexander Zverev (GER) 1,745