In recent events, popular British tennis player Andy Murray defeated his American opponent John Isner to secure his top spot on the ATP list.

Murray won his first ever Paris master title and is currently celebrating his rise to the sport’s number one position as he secured his victory in a particularly tough showdown against Isner. The match had a score line of 6-3 6-7(4-7) 6-4 bringing the talented player his sixth ATP title in a remarkable 2016.

The 29-year old Scot has added his second Wimbledon and Olympic titles on his journey to the very top of the ranking. Murray has been officially confirmed as the first singles number 1 from Britain ever since the ranking in the sport was computerized back in 1973.

Being a truly well deserved rise to the top, the tennis star’s ascent was confirmed after it became apparent that fellow player Milos Raonic would be unable to participate in the semi final rounds due to a leg injury that resulted in a withdrawal for the tournament.

Even with the building attention and public hype about his achievement, Murray failed to lose focus of the important goal ahead of him; bagging the number 1 position. The player now proceeds to the world tour season-ending finals as top seed for what is his first time ever. However, if previous champion Novak Djokovic succeeds in winning all his matches at the upcoming finals he will reclaim his top spot, which he has held for 12 weeks.

“To my team and my family, this has been an incredible journey to get to the top of the rankings. I could not have done it without you. They make a lot if sacrifices to allow me compete and travel the world. I will work as hard as I can to continue getting better,” Murray had said after the match.