Move over Novak Djokovic because Andy Murray is now the best player in the world, ranked No. 1 in the next updated ATP rankings. Djokovic has held the top spot since July 2014 but has struggled in recent tournaments while Murray has played well in the second half of the 2016 season.
“To get to No. 1 isn’t about today, but it’s about 12 months of tournaments to get to this stage,” Murray stated to ATP.com.
“The last few months have been the best of my career and I am very proud to have reached No. 1. It has been a goal of mine for the past few years.”
Beating Djokovic is not an easy feat since the Serbian is considered the best player on the tour in recent years. Djokovic has won six of the last eight Grand Slam tournaments in the last two years.
But he flopped in the last two, losing in the third round of 2016 Wimbledon Championships and the final of the 2016 US Open.
This is a good performance for other players but not for Djokovic, who wants to close the distance with Roger Federer, who has the world record of 17 Grand Slam titles in men’s singles tennis history.
Roger Federer’s lead is safe vs. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is stuck at 12 majors titles and if he does not recover, he might lose the chance of getting to Roger Federer’s “greatest of all time” status in the sport.
Meanwhile, Murray is just playing so well this year winning seven ATP titles for the season. This is the same number of titles won by Djokovic.
Murray will be winning the No. 1 trophy in before the start of the season-finale ATP World Tour Finals in London. Novak Djokovic could be worried now that he might be collapsing and just won’t be good enough.
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