16 Aug 2009

Andy Murray new mens world tennis number two

6:02 pm on 16 August 2009

The 22-year old scotsman Andy Murray has replaced Spains Rafael Nadal as the mens world tennis number two, after beatng Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6 to reach the Montreal Masters final.

Murray will play the winner of the semi-final between fifth seed American Andy Roddick and Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro with a chance to become the first Briton in the 128-year history of the Canadian event to lift the title.

Murray will head into tomorrows final having achieved a major career milestone, becoming the highest ranked British man since the official ATP Tour world rankings began in 1973.

Murray's rise to number two ended the monopoly Nadal and Roger Federer have had on the top two spots since July 2005.