‘Proud’ Mur­ray be­comes world num­ber one

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Paris: Andy Mur­ray says he feels “very proud” to be­come the first Bri­tish sin­gles player to be world num­ber one since com­put­erised rank­ings be­gan in 1973. The Scot, 29, needed to reach the fi­nal of the Paris Masters to re­place No­vak Djokovic - and did so when Mi­los Raonic pulled out be­fore their semi-fi­nal. Mur­ray won Wim­ble­don and Olympic gold in 2016, reached 11 fi­nals in 12 events and won a per­sonal record 73 matches. “I never thought I’d be num­ber one in the world,” he told BBC Sport. “It’s been many years of work to get here. It’s been such a dif­fi­cult thing to do be­cause of how good the guys around me have been.” Mur­ray, who has won three Grand Slam ti­tles, two Olympic gold medals and helped Bri­tain win the Davis Cup in 2015, will be of­fi­cially con­firmed as world num­ber one when the re­vised rank­ings are re­leased to­day. -BBC Sports

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