Andy Murray drops 690 places to world No839 after Wimbledon no-show… making him British No23

ANDY MURRAY has dropped 690 places to world No839 after his Wimbledon no-show… making him British No23 in the process.

The Dunblane ace, 31, has been ravaged by injuries in the last year and failed to make it back in time for this year's SW19.

 Andy Murray has dropped to world No839 and British No23 in the latest rankings

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Andy Murray has dropped to world No839 and British No23 in the latest rankings

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray had hip surgery in Australia earlier this year and has struggled for fitness ever since.

Murray did return for grass-court events Queen's and Eastbourne but was eliminated early in both.

The Scot star lost in the second round at Queen's – losing 2-6 7-6 7-5 to Australian hot-head Nick Kyrgios.

Murray was then defeated by the current British No1 Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne, losing 6-4 6-4.

 Andy Murray failed to make it back to full fitness for the summer's Wimbledon

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Andy Murray failed to make it back to full fitness for the summer's Wimbledon

Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon 2018 due to reoccurring hip injury

 British No1 Kyle Edmund has moved up one place to No16 in the world

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British No1 Kyle Edmund has moved up one place to No16 in the world

Those losses – and his absence at a host of major events – have seen his ranking points dip to just 20, with Edmund on 1,995 and world No1 Rafa Nadal on 9,310.

Meanwhile, losing Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson has moved up three spots to No5, with John Isner jumping up two spots to eighth himself.

After the summer showpiece at SW19, British heroes Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan all moved up the world rankings, too.

All three are now at new career highs – at No117, No168 and No176 respectively.

 Katie Swan is one of three British stars to reach a career high in the new rankings

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Katie Swan is one of three British stars to reach a career high in the new rankings

Andy Murray opens up about enjoying the suffering during his Tennis comeback

ANDY MURRAY has dropped 690 places to world No839 after his Wimbledon no-show… making him British No23 in the process.