Novak Djokovic’s impressive run as number one came to an end when Andy Murray defeated John Isner in Sunday’s final in Paris.
The Serbian held the top spot for a whopping 122 consecutive weeks since July 2014, until his defeat in the Paris quarterfinal gave Murray the perfect opportunity to seize top spot. Andy Murray’s 2016 record has been impressive, winning the Olympic and Wimbledon titles, and reaching 11 finals in 12 events.
It feels like yesterday when he was struggling to break into the top 3 from 4th place. Having to surpass the likes of Spanish Rafael Nadal, and Swiss Roger Federer (who surprisingly now sits at 16th position. The first time he’s not in the top 10 since 2002).
Djokovic, now has a mountain of 450 points to surpass if he wants to reclaim his top spot. But Andy Murray, who has yet to make it past the semi-finals at the ATP’s showpiece season-ending tournament, isn’t looking to slow down or give him the opportunity as he is prime and ready to extend his lead at the top when he faces Marin Cilic in the opener of the ATP World Tour finals in the O2 Arena in London next Monday.