Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Tennis Tuesday: Murray Pushed Out Of World Top 10 By Cilic and Nishikori

The impact of the results of the year's last grand slam tournament are being seen in the new rankings of the WTA and ATP. Men's U.S. Open finalists Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori made big moves in the Top 10, ending up at #6 and #9, respectively. However, with players entering the Top 10 that means some players will get pushed out. Notably absent from the Top 10 is Andy Murray who fell two places to #11 and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who also fell two places to reach #12. Another player who made a big jump in the rankings is Gael Monfils who is now at #18.

On the women's side, the finalists Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki spent the night after they competed against each other in the 2014 U.S Open women's final by partying together. Wozniacki is ensconced at #9 while Serena extends her run at the #1 to 205 weeks and will almost certainly surpass Martina Hingis total of 209 weeks in the next month or so. Wozniacki's return to the Top 10 pushed out Jelena Jankovic. At the very top of the rankings Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova all went up a notch while Li Na fell out of the Top 5 for the first time in over a year.

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