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Andy Murray defeats Novak Djokovic, ends 2016 as World No. 1

The most remarkable year of Andy Murray’s career ended in one of his  triumphs as the Scot won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals here in London for the first time and in so doing sealed his position as the year-end world No 1. 

Novak Djokovic, Murray’s perennial rival, would have taken back top spot in the rankings if he had won this season-ending showcase event for the fifth year in a row, but the Wimbledon champion summoned up one last superhuman effort in the final match of the season to win his 24th match in succession and beat the Serb 6-3, 6-4.

Andy Murray:

Andrew BarronAndyMurray, (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles.

Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals. He was first ranked as British No. 1 on 27 February 2006, and then achieved a top-10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 16 April 2007.