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Roger Federer back as world number two ahead of U.S. Open

Roger Federer will go into next week’s US Open as world number two

Roger Federer will go into next week’s US Open as world number two

Five-time winner, Roger Federer, will go into next week’s US Open as the world number two after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati at the weekend.

Yesterday’s new ATP rankings put the Swiss back in front of Britain’s Andy Murray, the player he defeated in the semifinals in Cincinnati.

It means Federer, 34, who last won the US Open in 2008, cannot meet world number one, Djokovic, until the final.

Richard Gasquet of France went up one place to number 12, replacing American John Isner, but the biggest mover was Feliciano Lopez of Spain, up five places to number 18.



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