Tennis Round-Up: Djokovic Triumphs in Madrid; Federer Overtakes Murray in ATP Rankings

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 | 0


Serbia’s Novak Djokovic lived up to his top billing as he pulled off a hard-fought win over Britain’s Andy Murray to emerge victorious at the Mutua Madrid Open in the Spanish city on Sunday.

The top-ranked Serb got going at crucial junctures as he overcame a stiff challenge from his second-seeded opponent to prevail 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the title-clash that went on for over two hours.

By the virtue of this triumph, Djokovic extended his lead at the top of rankings with 16550 points under his belt, and leads the rest of the top three by a whopping margin of over 9000 points.

Murray, who failed to defend his crown in Madrid, dropped to third place with 7525 points – the same as the second-ranked Roger Federer – who gave the tournament here a miss.

The contest between Federer and Murray for the second position in the rankings has become as thrilling as it could, given that this week’s tournament in Rome would be the last before the seedings for the prestigious Roland Garros 2016 would be determined based on these rankings.



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