17 Oct 2011

Murray overtakes Federer in world rankings

7:08 am on 17 October 2011

Scot Andy Murray beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters tennis title yesterday and overtake Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time in his career.

The victory completed a stunning Asian hat-trick for Murray who's enjoying a career-best run of form with 25 victories in 26 matches, and he's sent Federer out of the top three in the world rankings for the first time in eight years.