Andy Murray becomes World No.1 as Raonic withdraws

Andy Murray has become the World No1. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray has become the World No1. Picture: John Devlin

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Great Britain’s Andy Murray has reached the top of tennis’ world rankings for the first time.

The Scot needed to make the final of the Paribas Masters in Paris in order to topple Novak Djokovic as the world’s best and was due to face Milos Raonic on Saturday afternoon.

But his job was done for him as the Canadian withdrew from their clash with injury, giving the Wimbledon champion a walkover.

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