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Andy Murray is firmly in the No.2 position in the ATP rankings. Getty

Novak Djokovic remains the top tennis player in the world, but Andy Murray closed the gap somewhat in the ATP rankings by winning the Wimbledon 2016 championship. Entering the tournament more than 8,000 points behind the No.1 player in the sport, Murray is now less than 5,000 points out of the top spot.

Murray widened the gap between himself and Roger Federer, who remains No.3 in the rankings. Federer reached the semifinals before falling to Milos Raonic, who is at No.7 after making it all the way to the finals.

Murray didn’t get a chance to square off with Djokovic, who was upset in the third round with a shocking four-set loss at the hands of Sam Querrey, who ranks just No.29. With Djokovic dominating the sport for the past two years, Murray has been his biggest challenger. The Brit fell to Djokovic in the finals of the 2015 Australian Open, while doing the same in the finals of the first two Grand Slams of 2016.

Djokovic got the better of Murray when they last met in the French Open final, but Murray defeated his rival a few weeks earlier to win the title in Rome. Wimbledon marked Murray’s first Grand Slam championship since he claimed the title in London three years ago, but he’s come ever so close on multiple occasions, making it to at least the quarterfinals in 12 of his last 13 Grand Slam appearances.

Rafael Nadal hasn’t played since he withdrew from the French Open, but he barely trails Federer in the rankings. That leaves tennis’ “Big Four” living up to their name, with Stan Wawrinka, who ranked fourth less than two months ago, in the No.5 slot.

The top seven looks the same as it did before Wimbledon. Tomas Berdych moves up one spot to No.8 after losing to Murray in the semifinals. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga makes his way into the top 10 after falling to Murray in the quarterfinals.

ATP Rankings

1. Novak Djokovic (15,040)

2. Andy Murray (10,195)

3. Roger Federer (5,945)

4. Rafael Nadal (5,290)

5. Stan Wawrinka (4,720)

6. Kei Nishikori (4,290)

7. Milos Raonic (4,285)

8. Tomas Berdych (3,490)

9. Dominic Thiem (3,175)

10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2,995)

11. David Goffin (2,780)

12. Marin Cilic (2,695)

13. David Ferrer (2,650)

14. Richard Gasquet (2,365)

15. Roberto Bautista Agut (2,060)

16. John Isner (2,055)

17. Gael Monfils (2,030)

18. Nick Kyrgios (1,855)

19. Bernard Tomic (1,850)

20. Feliciano Lopez (1,675)