Murray celebrates rise to the top with Paris Masters title
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.