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Kyle Edmund reaches career-high ranking after Australian Open heroics to close in on Andy Murray

Edmund reaches career-high ranking to close in on Murray

29/01/2018 at 12:56Updated 29/01/2018 at 13:07

Kyle Edmund has moved up 23 places to reach a career-high 26th in the ATP world rankings after his run to the Australian Open semi-finals.

The 23-year-old is now just six places behind compatriot Andy Murray, who has been the British No 1 for 12 years.

Edmund enjoyed his longest run in a Grand Slam when reaching the last four in Melbourne, beating 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson and third seed Grigor Dimitrov along the way.

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He eventually succumbed to Marin Cilic, who also moved to a career-high No 3 in the standings after losing out to Roger Federer in the final.

Another big mover is Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung, who jumped up 29 places to 29th in the world after a tournament which featured victories over Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

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Elsewhere, Stan Wawrinka drops seven places to 15th after his early exit, while quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren is up 42 places to 55th.

ATP rankings - Monday, January 29

  • 1. Rafael Nadal
  • 2. Roger Federer
  • 3. Marin Cilic (+3)
  • 4. Grigor Dimitrov (-1)
  • 5. Alexander Zverev (-1)
  • 6. Dominic Thiem (-1)
  • 7. David Goffin
  • 8. Jack Sock (+1)
  • 9. Juan Martin del Potro (+1)
  • 10. Pablo Carreno Busta (+1)
  • 11. Kevin Anderson (+1)
  • 12. Sam Querrey (+1)
  • 13. Novak Djokovic (+1)
  • 14. Nick Kyrgios (+3)
  • 15. Stan Wawrinka (-7)
  • 16. Tomas Berdych (+4)
  • 17. Lucas Pouille (+1)
  • 18. John Isner (-2)
  • 19. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (-4)
  • 20. Andy Murray (-1)
  • 21. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (+1)
  • 22. Fabio Fognini (+3)
  • 23. Roberto Bautista Agut (-2)
  • 24. Diego Schwartzman (+2)
  • 25. Adrian Mannarino (+2)
  • 26. Kyle Edmund (+23)
  • 27. Kei Nishikori (-3)
  • 28. Gilles Muller
  • 29. Hyeon Chung (+29)
  • 30. Damir Dzumhur
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