Andy Murray Numero Uno :Andy Murray’s impressive run continues as he makes to the world number one spot in the men’s rankings, which was officially declared at the end of season ATP ranking charts, with 12,685 points.
Andy Murray has reached the world number one position for the first time at the Paris Masters.
Novak Djokovic , has to be content for the second spot at 12,685 points, after being beaten at the ATP World Tour Finals in London by Andy Murray.
At the jam packed O2 Arena in London, maintaining his superb run and his domination, he beat Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 to win his first Tour Finals.
“I would like to try and stay there, obviously. It’s taken a huge effort the last five, six months to get there,” said Murray, who took over the top ranking with 24 straight matches win.
“I’m aware that’s going to be extremely difficult because I had a great year this year. I only managed to do it by one match.”
Murray replaced Djokovic as the top-ranked player in Paris, but the second-ranked Serb could have regained the No. 1 position by winning Sunday at the O2 Arena but Murray had a different script for the world.
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About the match, “There was no serious chance for me to win today’s match,” said the modest Djokovic about Murray’s play. “From the very beginning we could see that. He was just a better player all in all.”
“I didn’t do much from my side. Every time I would get an opportunity, I would miss,” said Djokovic, who completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open this year.
I was solid enough when I needed to be,” Murray said, perhaps understating his accomplishment. “You never beat a player as good as Novak if you don’t play well.”
“Well, the last five, six months have not been ideal,” Djokovic said. “But sometimes it’s just normal, I guess, to experience, to live these kind of things, not to have the half seasons as well as you want them to be, as well as they’ve been in the last three, four years. That’s all.”
The 29-year-old Murray is the 17th man to hold the exalted year-end number one place since the origin of the ATP rankings in 1973.
He took over the top spot after winning his eighth title of the season at the Paris Masters. He also reached the Australian Open and French Open finals, losing to Djokovic on both occasions, but won his second straight Olympic gold medal in singles at the Rio de Janeiro Games after claiming his second Wimbledon title.
Andy Murray Numero Uno : ATP Rankings The Year- End List 2016
- Andy Murray (GBR) 12.685 pts
- Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11.780
- Milos Raonic (CAN) 5.450 (+1)
- Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5.315 (-1)
- Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4.905
- Marin Cilic (CRO) 3.650 (+1)
- Gael Monfils (FRA) 3.625 (-1)
- Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3.415 (+1)
- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3.300 (-1)
- Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3.060
- David Goffin (BEL) 2.780
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2.550
- Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2.460
- Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2.350
- Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2.156
- Roger Federer (SUI) 2.130
- Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2.035
- Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1.885
- John Isner (USA) 1.850
- Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 1.795