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Murray tightens grip on world no.1 ranking

World number one Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after winning his ATP final tennis match against Spain’s Fernando Verdasco, during the Dubai Duty Free Championships on March 4, 2017. Murray clinched his first title of 2017 and 45th of his career as he dominated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 to win the Dubai Tennis Championships, claiming the trophy in the emirate for the first time after losing the final five years ago to Roger Federer. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

Andy Murray tightened his grip on top spot in the latest ATP world rankings released Monday following his Dubai Tennis Championships win.

Murray, 29, beat Fernando Verdasco in straight sets in the final while his rivals both suffered setbacks. Number two Novak Djokovic slipped up on the hard courts of Acapulco, where he was beaten in the quarter-finals by Nick Kyrgios, while Stan Wawrinka, in third place, fell at the first hurdle in Dubai against lowly Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.

Latest rankings:

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 12,040 pts

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,825

3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,195

4. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5,080

5. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,730

6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,415

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,590

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,480

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,375

10. Roger Federer (SUI) 3,305

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 3,280

12. David Goffin (BEL) 3,245

13. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,925

14. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2,835

15. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2,421

16. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2,255

17. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,190

18. Jack Sock (USA) 2,060

19. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,920

20. Alexander Zverev (GER) 1,895

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