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Bri­tain’s Andy Mur­ray (car­i­ca­ture) be­came the new world No. 1 on Satur­day af­ter Mi­los Raonic with­drew from their Paris Masters semi­fi­nal be­cause of in­jury. The walkover will see Mur­ray, 29, move to the top of the rank­ings for the first time in his ca­reer af­ter re­plac­ing long-time in­cum­bent No­vak Djokovic. The Scot’s climb to the ATP rank­ings’ sum­mit caps a re­mark­able year which has seen him win a sec­ond Wim­ble­don crown and mount a suc­cess­ful de­fence of his Olympic ti­tle in Rio. “I think that’s the most sat­is­fy­ing thing, re­ally. It’s been such a dif­fi­cult thing to do dur­ing my ca­reer be­cause of how good the guys around me have been, the guys ahead of me,” said Mur­ray. “Ob­vi­ously it’s un­for­tu­nate the way that it hap­pened to­day. I would have liked to have done it on the court, but it’s been many years of work to get here.

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