Andy Murray becomes first-ever Briton to earn world No. 1 spot

Paris: Andy Murray today became the first-ever Briton to earn the world No. 1 spot subsequent to Milos Raonic pulling out of the Paris Masters due to an injury before their semifinal clash.

The 29-year-old Murray, who holds three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals, replaces Novak Djokovic as the tennis’ top singles man. The Serb has held the top spot since July 7, 2014, which is 122 weeks in a row, and 223 weeks overall.

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Murray will now battle Djokovic for the coveted year-end No. 1 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on November 13-20.

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