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On Andy Murray being World No. 1: Like a true sportsman, Novak Djokovic congratulates Briton on top ranking

On Andy Murray being World No. 1: Like a true sportsman, Novak Djokovic congratulates Briton on top ranking

Murray's climb to the ATP rankings` summit caps a remarkable year which has seen him win a second Wimbledon crown and mount a successful defence of his Olympic title in Rio.

Andy Murray says he wants to enjoy being World No. 1 as he could lose the numero uno spot at Tour Finals

Andy Murray says he wants to enjoy being World No. 1 as he could lose the numero uno spot at Tour Finals

Murray`s victory in Paris means the `Big Four` have now won 56 of the last 61 Masters events dating back to Monte Carlo in 2010, but the Scot`s return of just three Grand Slam titles leaves him well short of his rivals.

Andy Murray marks world top spot with Paris Masters triumph

Andy Murray marks world top spot with Paris Masters triumph

Murray, 29, will replace Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings on Monday and claimed his eighth title of a remarkable season after extending his winning run to 19 matches.

Andy Murray crowned number one after Milos Raonic injury in Paris

Andy Murray crowned number one after Milos Raonic injury in Paris

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.

Novak Djokovic's downfall: Drop of form is normal in sports, says World No. 1 after losing to Marin Cilic

Novak Djokovic's downfall: Drop of form is normal in sports, says World No. 1 after losing to Marin Cilic

The Serb`s end-of-year dominance in recent years had seen him sweep three straight titles in Paris and lift an incredible four consecutive Tour finals crowns in London.

Paris Masters: Marin Cilic stuns Novak Djokovic to clear Andy Murray top spot path

Paris Masters: Marin Cilic stuns Novak Djokovic to clear Andy Murray top spot path

If the Briton defeats Berdych he would then take on Milos Raonic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a chance to claim the number one ranking.

Paris Masters: John Isner outlasts Jack Sock to make semis

Paris Masters: John Isner outlasts Jack Sock to make semis

Novak Djokovic, battling to hold onto his world number one ranking from the fast-charging Andy Murray, takes on Marin Cilic later.

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray win, Marin Cilic books London spot

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray win, Marin Cilic books London spot

Murray advanced in much easier fashion by demolishing France`s Lucas Pouille 6-3 6-0. The Scot will next take on Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych or another Frenchman, Gilles Simon.

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic survives Grigor Dimitrov scare

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic survives Grigor Dimitrov scare

The record four-time champion will remain top of the rankings if he reaches the final in the French capital.

Paris Masters: Marin Cilic survives David Goffin scare, locks down ATP finals berth

Paris Masters: Marin Cilic survives David Goffin scare, locks down ATP finals berth

Cilic will face either world number one Novak Djokovic or 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals in Paris.

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance; Stanislas Wawrinka knocked out

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance; Stanislas Wawrinka knocked out

It went less smoothly for Murray, who overcame a blip to down Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5 before U.S. Open champion Wawrinka was knocked out by German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6 6-7(6) 7-6(1).

Fabrice Santoro rejects claim Novak Djokovic threw match

Fabrice Santoro rejects claim Novak Djokovic threw match

The former French player spoke out after an Italian newspaper said Djokovic could have thrown the second round match 6-3, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic denies match-fixing claims, says 'it`s just absurd'

Novak Djokovic denies match-fixing claims, says 'it`s just absurd'

A report in Italian newspaper Tuttosport claimed that the Serbian had deliberately lost to now-retired French player Fabrice Santoro at the Paris Masters in 2007.

ATP World Tour Finals: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal win opening  matches

ATP World Tour Finals: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal win opening matches

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal began their ATP World Tour Finals campaign with convincing wins.

Novak Djokovic tames Andy Murray in Paris final, claims record 6th Masters title this season

Novak Djokovic tames Andy Murray in Paris final, claims record 6th Masters title this season

Novak Djokovic continued his splendid 2015 form by winning a record sixth Masters title in Paris after beating Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in an one-sided final on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic advances to Paris Masters final, faces Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic advances to Paris Masters final, faces Andy Murray

Wawrinka showed again that he can trouble Djokovic when playing at his peak.

Paris Masters: Djokovic humbles Wawrinka, meets Murray in final

Paris Masters: Djokovic humbles Wawrinka, meets Murray in final

World number one Novak Djokovic humbled Stan Wawrinka to book third straight Paris Masters final on Saturday. The Serbian won his semi-final match against the Swiss number two 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in one hour and 53 minutes. He will play Andy Murray in the final.

Rafa Nadal's Paris Masters journey ends, Novak Djokovic through to semis

Rafa Nadal's Paris Masters journey ends, Novak Djokovic through to semis

Djokovic beats Berdych 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) as it's curtains for Rafa.

Andy Murray sees off Richard Gasquet to reach Paris Masters semis

Andy Murray sees off Richard Gasquet to reach Paris Masters semis

The Briton won the match 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3.

Rafael Nadal saves match point in comeback win at Paris Masters

Rafael Nadal saves match point in comeback win at Paris Masters

The 14-time Grand Slam champion found himself against the ropes early on when he lost serve in the third game of the match.