Andy Murray wins Paris Masters and tops world tennis rankings

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Murray is the first Briton to top the ATP rankings since it launched in 1973

Andy Murray is the Paris Masters Champion after beating his US opponent John Isner in the final.

And on Monday November 7, Murray will officially be named as the tennis world´s number one player – the first time a Briton has topped the list since it began in 1973.

The 29-year-old Scot only needed to reach the final of the Paris Masters and did so after his semi-final opponent pulled out but victory against Isner will make it that much sweeter.

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Murray, from Dunblane, replaces the Serb Novak Djokovic who was top of the world ranking listing for 122 weeks.

Topping the ATP ranking will be added to his three Grand Slam titles and his two Olympic golds.

He has also succeeded in getting to the final in 11 of his last 12 tournaments.

His feat means Murray now ranks along such greats of the game as Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl who is on his coaching team again, Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer.

 

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