Andy Murray has climbed 457 places in the latest ATP rankings after reaching the quarter-finals at last week’s Washington Open.
The two-time Wimbledon champion had played only three matches in the previous 11 months due to a hip injury. However, he produced a string of wins in the American capital.
Victories over Mackenzie McDonald and fellow-countryman Kyle Edmund were followed by a gruelling three-set success over Marius Copil. Murray’s match with Copil was delayed by rain before it finished at 3am local time.
An emotionally and physically drained Murray, 31, was forced to withdraw from the quarter-final with Alex de Minaur on the same day as a result.
Murray’s efforts were not in vain as he has risen to 375 in the men’s standings. However, he is unable to initially build on that display having pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
The Cincinnati Masters is the final major event before the last grand slam of the season at the US Open. Murray’s participation in Flushing Meadows is uncertain.
Elsewhere in the world rankings the top four remains unchanged after Alexander Zverev retained his title in Washington to stay at number three, beating De Minaur in the final.
The Australian teenager however is up to a career best world number 45, while Marco Cecchinato and Stefanos Tsitsipas are now 21 and 27 respectively.
Murray’s British counterpart Cameron Norrie is meanwhile up to a career best number 67.