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Murray seals No. 1 spot

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Andy Murray

PARIS (AP):

After such a long wait, reaching the summit of men's tennis was an anticlimax for Andy Murray.

Without playing a point, the Scot ended a seven-year wait to secure the world No. 1 spot when he advanced to the Paris Masters final after Milos Raonic withdrew from their semi-final yesterday.

Raonic found out in an examination yesterday that he tore his right quadricep in the quarter finals.

"The way that it happened today was quite strange," Murray said. "I had always imagined, obviously, doing it on the court. Like last night, before I went to bed, I was imagining doing it, kind of thinking about it happening on the court after a match."

Murray will supplant Novak Djokovic and rise to No. 1 officially when the ATP rankings are updated tomorrow. He is guaranteed to hold, at least, a five-point lead over Djokovic, more than seven years after he reached No. 2 for the first time.