Murray takes long road to reel in old rival Djokovic

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On Saturday, in the same City of Light where five months earlier he was powerless to prevent Djokovic completing a career grand slam by winning their French Open final, the Scot finally caught up with his elusive rival.

His semi-final walkover -- after Canadian Milos Raonic pulled out of their Paris Masters semi-final with a leg injury -- means Murray has risen to number one in the world for the first time in his career, ending Djokovic's seemingly unshakeable 122-week grip.

Murray, 29, is the oldest first-time ATP number one since John Newcombe briefly scaled the summit in 1974 and is the 26th player to reach the top since rankings were introduced.

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