Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has dropped out of the top four in the ATP Rankings for the first time in a decade.
The new rankings published on Monday sees the former world number one fall to fifth spot while Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland climbs to fourth place.
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The 30-year-old Serb, who had been ranked inside the top four since July 2007, has been forced to miss the rest of the year in order to recover from a right elbow injury that has been troubling him for the last 18 months or so.
Britain's Andy Murray remains world number one but his ranking will be under threat from Spain's Rafael Nadal when the two compete in Toronto next week.
The top 20 ATP Rankings:(released on 31 July)
1. Andy Murray (GBR) 7750 Points
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7465
3. Roger Federer (SUI) 6545
4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5780
5. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 5325
6. Marin Cilic (CRO) 5065
7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4020
8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3140
9. Milos Raonic (CAN) 3130
10. Alexander Zverev (GER) 3060
11. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2980
12. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2805
13. David Goffin (BEL) 2515
14. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2390
15. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2350
16. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2245
17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2210
18. John Isner (USA) 2205
19. Jack Sock (USA) 2155
20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1930