ATP rankings: Andy Murray rejoins rest of Big Four in top five
Andy Murray moved up to No. 5 in this week's ATP Tour rankings after making the French Open semifinals for the second time.
The Brit's three-spot jump means that the so-called Big Four of Murray, French Open champion Rafael Nadal (No. 1), Novak Djokovic (No. 2) and Roger Federer (No. 4) are all in the top five together for the first time since September 2013. Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka (No. 3) rounds out the top five.
Murray is preparing to defend his title at Wimbledon, which begins on June 23. He trails Federer by 105 points for the No. 4 ranking.
In other rankings news:
• Djokovic, a French Open finalist after losing in the semifinals a year ago, closed the gap on Nadal to 170 points. If he had won the final, Djokovic would have reclaimed the No. 1 ranking.
• Ernests Gulbis (No. 10) made his top-10 debut after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal. He's also No. 7 in the Race to London standings, which cover calendar-year results and determine the eight players for the ATP World Tour Finals in November.
• Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fell to No. 17, his lowest position in three years. The 29-year-old Frenchman is 0-6 against the top 10 this year and hasn't beaten a player in that category since the 2013 French Open.
• French Open quarterfinalist Gael Monfils (No. 20) cracked the top 20 for the first time in two years.
• Marcel Granollers (No. 30) and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (No. 31) made nine- and 10-spot jumps, respectively, to give Spain nine players ranked in the top 32. • American Donald Young (No. 65) rose 14 spots after advancing to the third round. This is his highest ranking in two years.