Posted: 6 November, 2016 by Newsroom

Men's Tennis Has A New World Number One

Djokovic's reign is over.

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Novak Djokovic's reign as world number one is over, with Andy Murray taking his place.

Murray's spot at number one is guaranteed after a walkover against Milos Raonic in the semi final of the Paris Masters, who pulled out through injury.

The 29-year-old becomes the oldest first-time world number one in 32 years, when Aussie John Newcombe rose to the top of the rankings at 30.

"It feels a little bit strange how it's happened today and obviously unfortunate that Milos is injured," Murray said.

"To get to this stage is about 12 months of tournaments. The last few months have been the best of my career and I'm very proud to get to this moment."

Murray has spent 76 weeks as world number two, after first reaching the position in 2009, but the coveted top place has always eluded him.

Djokovic had held the top spot for 122 consecutive weeks.

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