Andy Murray is set to to become World Number 1 when the new rankings are released on Monday. The Briton overtook Novak Djokovic after his Semi final opponent at the Paris Masters, Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury.
This caps a wonderful year for Murray as he becomes World Number 1 for the first time in his career. He ends Djokovic’s 122-week reign at the top of the rankings.
The four-time champion Djokovic needed to reach the final in Paris to retain his top ranking for the year. He however lost to ninth seed, Marin Cilic in the quarter finals. This paved the way for rapidly approaching Murray who beat Thomas Berdych to advance to the Semis.
The Briton needed one more win to displace his long-time rival. He was expected to take on Raonic who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The game could not take place as Raonic was walked over due to an injury.
This, thus paved the way for Murray to become Tennis World one for the first time ever in his career.