Saturday, November 05, 2016

Andy Murray is world No 1 after Milos Raonic withdraws from Paris Masters semi-final

The Scot will play John Isner in the final, but even defeat there would see him top the ATP world rankings on Monday morning.

Andy Murray is officially the best tennis player in the world after rising to become no 1 in the ATP rankings. Milos Raonic withdrew from the Paris Masters semi-final due to a quadricep injury, handing Muzza the points he needed to leapfrog Novak Djokovic into top spot.

Murray will meet John Isner in the final of the French competition, but knows that even defeat won't stop him being ranked at no 1 when the latest list is released on Monday.

After defeating Thomas Berdych to win the quarter-final on Friday, Murray admitted he didn't know how he'd react to being the planet's top-rated tennis player.

"I don't know because I've never been in that position before so it's a new experience for me," he said.

"I don't know how I'll deal with it. Normally when you play big matches, once you step on court you feel fine."

Murray was aware he was two victories away from the milestone going into the quarter-final on Friday night, after
watching Djokovic succumb to Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6.

But while it might be the biggest talking point in tennis at
the moment, the Wimbledon champion wasn't in a rush.

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