Without playing a point, Andy Murray seals No. 1 spot in Paris

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Saturday November 5th, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Andy Murray will hold the coveted No. 1 spot for the first time when the ATP rankings are published Monday after advancing to the Paris Masters final without playing a single point.

Murray benefited from Milos Raonic's withdrawal from the tournament—just one hour before the big-serving Canadian was scheduled to take on the 29-year-old Briton in the semifinals on Saturday.

Raonic said he withdrew because of a right leg injury.

Murray only needed to make the final in Paris to take top spot off Novak Djokovic. Murray will hold a five-point lead over Djokovic, who lost in the quarterfinals in Paris.

Murray faces American John Isner in the final.

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