British number one Andy Murray has dropped out of the top 20 ATP world rankings for the first time in ten years, according to a report on Sky Sports.

Murray underwent hip surgery after he pulled out of this year’s Australian Open and is now starting his long road to recovery.

Murray has not played a competitive tennis match since his shock exit from Wimbledon last summer.

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However, the 30-year-old is confident that he can return to action better than ever and he has already begun his rehabilitation process.

Murray has been a constant figure in the top 20 since 2008 and we could have a new world number one very soon as Roger Federer aims to create history.

Federer is participating in the Rotterdam tournament and if he reaches the semi-final, then he will overtake Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the number one position.

If the Swiss does manage to become the world number one, then he will be the oldest ever player to do so.

Murray is expected to be fit in time for the Queens Championships in the summer alongside Nadal.

Both players have signed up for the tournament, which is well known for being a warm-up for Wimbledon.