With the ascension of Andy Murray to the No. 2 ranking, neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal are ranked in the Top 2 for the first time since November 10, 2003. Murray rose to No. 2 by virtue of winning Miami, and also because neither Federer nor Nadal played the tournament this year. Novak Djokovic is currently ranked No. 1. This is the second time Murray has been No. 2; he first achieved the feat in 2009.
“I was getting asked about it quite a lot, and it’s nice just to have been able to do it this week,” Murray told reporters. “So I don’t have to go into Monte Carlo or Madrid or Rome and kind of be worrying or thinking about that. For me it doesn’t change a huge amount, but the fact that I’m moving up the rankings is a good sign. I have been winning a lot of matches. My consistency has been better over the last few months. The rankings obviously reflect that. So I will try and keep working hard during the clay and hopefully, you know, I can go higher.”