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Andy Murray is world's number one tennis player after Paris Masters semi-final

by Emmy Griffiths

Andy Murray is officially the world's best tennis player after Milos Raonic's withdrawal from the Paris Masters semi-final due to injury took him to the top of the ATIP world rankings.

The Scottish athlete is due to play John Isner in the final, but will remain at the top of the rankings even if he should lose the match against the American player.

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Andy is the world's number one tennis player

Speaking about becoming the world's top player, he told Sky Sports 3: "I don't know because I've never been in that position before so it's a new experience for me.

"I don't know how I'll deal with it. Normally when you play big matches, once you step on court you feel fine."

He also revealed he wasn't expecting to become world's number one so quickly. Before the news was announced, he said: "My goal isn't to get to number one this year. I was looking at the beginning of next year as the chance to do it. If it happens this week, great.

"I'm happy with the way I'm playing just now. It's been a great few months for me. I'll try to finish this week as best I can."

Andy's mum Judy has taken to social media to congratulate her son on the exciting news. Sharing a photo of the pair together, she proudly wrote: "You've come a long way baby," with a number one emoji. She then shared a snap of a sign congratulating the tennis star for making world's number one, tweeting: "TFF. Time for fizz."

She also retweeted Wimbledon's official Twitter account as they congratulated Andy, writing: "11.5 years as a professional 798 matches 42 career titles 1 sporting pinnacle reached."