Andy Murray crowned world No 1
  • Andy Murray had to reach the final at the Paris Masters to take No 1 ranking
  • The 29-year-old ends Novak Djokovic’s 122 consecutive weeks at the top
  • Murray is the first British player of either sex to gain the status
  • The Scot has a 59-5 record since the Madrid Masters at the start of May

Andy Murray was elevated to the world No 1 position on Saturday afternoon in the most anti-climactic fashion when Milos Raonic had to forfeit their semi-final at the Paris Masters.
Murray became the 26th man to reach the position since the modern rankings came in 43 years ago when the Canadian walked into a snap press conference to announce that he had a tear in his right quad muscle, sustained in the quarter finals.
It means that Murray is guaranteed to move a fractional five points ahead of Novak Djokovic when the new rankings come out on Monday, regardless of what happens in Sunday’s final, which will see him face giant American John Isner.

Andy Murray crowned world No  TENNIS PLAYER

Murray walks out for a training session in Paris knowing he will soon be ranked world No 1

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The Scot speaks on court at the Paris Masters following Milos Raonic’s withdrawal

MURRAY’S RISE TO THE TOP – YEAR END RANKINGS

2003 – 540

2004 – 411

2005 – 64

2006 – 17

2007 – 11

2008 – 4

2009 – 4

2010 – 4

2011 – 4

2012 – 3

2013 – 4

2014 – 6

2015 – 2

2016 – currently 1 

 

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