As Canadian Milos Raonic withdraws from the Paris Masters just before his scheduled semifinal match against Andy Murray, the Briton gained enough points to surpass Novak Djokovic, to become the world #1 in the Emirates ATP rankings.
Mr Djokovic has a had a season with minor injury and cited personal issues which possibly distracted him from wins at Wimbledon & the Olympics. Mr Raonic, the world #4 suffered a right leg injury during his match with the world #12 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. Swiss, US Open Champion Stan Wawrinka is at position #3 with Kei Nishikori at #5, Marin Cilic at #6, Frenchman Gael Monfils at #7 and veteran Spaniard at #8 Rafael Nadal. Mr Nadal’s arch rival Roger Federer is taking a break for the remainder of the season and is ranked at position 16.
This is the first time Mr Murray has been ranked as #1. Mr Djokovic has spent 122 consecutive weeks at number 1 with a total of 123 weeks at #1.