Murray cel­e­brates rise to the top with Paris Mas­ters ti­tle

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PARIS >> Cel­e­brat­ing the best sea­son of his ca­reer, Andy Murray ce­mented his rise to No. 1 by beat­ing John Is­ner 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4 Sunday to win the Paris Mas­ters for the first time.

It was his eighth ti­tle this year, his 14th in Mas­ters over­all. It also ended Is­ner’s bid for a first Mas­ters ti­tle.

“I felt re­ally ner­vous be­fore the match,” Murray said, de­spite hav­ing beaten the big-serv­ing Amer­i­can in all seven of their pre­vi­ous ca­reer meet­ings.

Murray will of­fi­cially re­place No­vak Djokovic at the top of the rank­ings when they are pub­lished on Mon­day.

“It might only be for one week. So, I might as well try and en­joy it,” Murray said. “Be­cause I could lose it at the (ATP) Tour Fi­nals and never be there again.”

The 29-year-old Murray is still get­ting ac­cus­tomed to his new­found sta­tus.

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