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Last Updated: Monday August 17 2009 09:42 GMT

Murray is now world number two

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is now the second best tennis player in the world, after the latest ranking list was released.

The tennis ace jumped ahead of Rafael Nadal in the world rankings after winning a big tournament in Canada, the Montreal Masters.

Murray beat Juan Martin del Potro in the final on Sunday by a score of 6-7 7-6 6-1.

It's the 13th tournament of Murray's tennis career, and the fourth he's bagged in a Masters event.

The Masters events are second-toughest tournaments to win, with only the four Grand Slams bigger prizes.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray takes the trophy for the Montreal Masters

No British player has ever been ranked higher than Murray since the system started in 1973.

The 22-year-old Scot is also the first man, other than Federer and Nadal, to hold the second spot since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005.

"One more to go"

"To get past Rafa is incredible," he said. "Roger and Rafa have shared the one and two ranking for the last five years.

"They are so consistent and I didn't know if I was ever going to get there. Just one more to go now."