Source: China State Council Information Office
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was rewarded for his victory in Antwerp at the weekend with another dramatic rise in the ATP rankings, which were released on Monday.
The Scotsman, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, climbed 116 places to 127 following his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final — his first title in two years.
Murray, who has won three Grand Slam titles and spent 41 weeks at No. 1 from November 2016 to August 2017, saw his ranking slip to as low as 839 in July 2018 as his injured hip threatened to end his career.
At the end of September he was ranked down at 503, meaning he has climbed 376 places in three weeks.
He is now expected to take a break as his wife waits for the birth of their third child.
Novak Djokovic remains at No. 1, the 273rd week in his career that he holds the top spot, with Rafael Nadal just 320 points behind.
The only change in the top 10 sees the Japanese Kei Nishikori climbing one place from nine to eight with the Russian Karen Khachanov slipping down in the other direction.
Among women, Belinda Bencic completed an excellent week, which saw her win the Kremlin Cup and qualify for the year-ending WTA finals, with a three-place climb to No. 7 in the WTA rankings released on Monday.
The Swiss needed to reach the final to have any chance of qualifying for the Shenzhen tournament but underlined her rise with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 win in Moscow over 2014 champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.
It was her second title of the year following victory in Dubai in February.
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty retains the No. 1 slot ahead of Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep of Romania and Czech Petra Kvitova all climb one place at the expense of Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, who slips four spots to eighth while Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens is down two to 10.
The main climber outside the top 10 is Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion from Latvia, who climbed 19 places to 44 following her title victory in Luxembourg on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Nadal has been named in the Spain squad for the Davis Cup finals in Madrid next month.
Nadal was included in a list of five Spanish players, with Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers also picked by coach Sergi Bruguera.
A wrist injury forced Nadal to withdraw from the Rolex Shanghai Masters three weeks ago and it remains to be seen whether the 19-time grand slam champion is fit enough to play.
The Davis Cup starts on November 18 at the Caja Magica and Spain has been draw alongside Russia and Croatia in Group B.
Controversial changes to the format of the 119-year-old tournament mean 18 teams will contest the finals over the course of a week.
Each tie will consist of two singles and one doubles match, with the winners of the six groups and two best-ranked runners-up progressing to the quarterfinals.