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Murray takes world number one spot from Djokovic after Raonic walkover

AFP | 2016-11-05 16:51:40.0
Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarter-final tennis match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tournament in Paris on November 4, 2016.
Image by: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

Britain's Andy Murray became the new world number one on Saturday after Milos Raonic withdrew from their Paris Masters semi-final with injury.

The walkover will see Murray, 29, move to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after replacing long-time incumbent Novak Djokovic.

Raonic said he had suffered a muscle tear in his right leg in his previous match, sending Murray through to face John Isner in Sunday's final.

"This morning I had trouble waking up and getting out of bed. So I went to sort of clear any serious diagnosis," said Raonic, who hurt himself in Friday's quarter-final win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"Did some tests. Did an MRI half an hour ago, let's say. They found that I have a tear, Grade 1 tear in the right quad.

"Unfortunately, I'm not able to compete against Andy today in the second semi-final."

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