Tennis

Andy Murray becomes the world number one

The 29-year-old was supposed to play Milos Raonic but the Canadian withdrew due to injury. Murray vs Wawrinka

Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarter-final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000
MIGUEL MEDINA AFP

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

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

Andy Murray of Great Britain

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.