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Monday, November 15, 1999 Published at 11:53 GMT


Sport: Tennis

British stars flop in rankings

Both Henman and Rusedski have slipped in the rankings

Britain has been left without a player in tennis' elite, after Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski both slipped out of the world's top 10 on Monday.

Henman crashed out of the top 10 in the latest rankings, following his second-round exit in last week's Stockholm Open.

The British number one falls two places to 12 while injured Rusedski drops a further two places to number 14 after tumbling from sixth to 12th last week.

Both players have come to the end of their seasons having failed to qualify for next week's ATP Tour World Championship in Hanover.

Britain have had at least one representative in the top 10 since October 12 1998 and both players will begin next season outside of the elite group.

Sweden's Thomas Enqvist rises to four on the list after his win in Stockholm.

Seedings (previous month in brackets):

1 (1) A Agassi (USA) 4649pts
2 (2) Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 3338
3 (5) G Kuerten (Bra) 2563
4 (7) T Enqvist (Swe) 2537
5 (3) P Sampras (USA) 2384
6 (6) N Kiefer (Ger) 2322
7 (4) T Martin (USA) 2319
8 (8) N Lapentti (Ecu) 2284
9 (9) M Rios (Chi) 2245
10 (11) R Krajicek (Ned) 2095
11 (14) T Haas (Ger) 1921
12 (10) T Henman (Gbr) 1920
13 (15) C Pioline (Fra) 1814
14 (12) G Rusedski (Gbr) 1802
15 (19) M Norman (Swe) 1748
16 (17) P Rafter (Aus) 1731
17 (18) K Kucera (Svk) 1633
18 (20) A Costa (Spa) 1572
19 (23) M Philippoussis (Aus) 1570
20 (21) V Spadea (USA) 1542.




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