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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Brit Climbs to No. 4

LONDON -- Greg Rusedski, already the highest-ranked British tennis player since the ATP Tour computer rankings were set up in 1973, climbed to an all-time high of No. 4 on Monday following his second tournament victory of the year.


The Canadian-born Rusedski, 24, jumped from No. 10 to fourth after beating Mark Philippoussis on Sunday to win the Swiss Indoor in Basel.


Only Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang, and Australian Patrick Rafter are ranked higher.


Not since pre-war days when Fred Perry and Bunny Austin reached No. 1 and 2 in the then unofficial world rankings has a British player been so highly regarded.