Andy Murray Upstages Djokovic As World No. 1

British tennis player Andy Murray is now at the top of the world tennis rankings for the first time.

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The Scot needed to make the final of the Paris Masters in order to topple Novak Djokovic as the world No. 1 and was due to face Milos Raonic on Saturday afternoon.

But his job was done for him as the Canadian withdrew from their clash with injury, giving the Wimbledon champion a walkover.

Murray now becomes the first player from Great Britain to rank at No. 1.

He also becomes the oldest first-time No. 1 since 30-year-old John Newcombe in June 1974, and the 26th player to rise to No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

More than seven years after he first ranked No. 2 on 17 August 2009, Murray’s seven stints in second position have totalled 76 weeks. But today, in reaching the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris, the 29 year old has fulfilled a richly deserved lifetime goal.