The top spot was up for grabs in the crucial tournament of BNP Paribas Open. The failure of Novak Djokovic meant that Andy Murray required just one over Milos Ranic in the semi-final to become the World No.1 for the first time in his career. But, Raonic cut the ordeal short by gifting Murray the top spot after he pulled out of the tournament 1 hour before the match. This feat is now a reply to all the questions that tennis viewers perpetually raised on whether the 29 year old is even deserving to be a part of the Big 4.
Naturally so, twitter has been flooded with hundreds of tweets within seconds of Murray becoming the No.1.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) November 5, 2016
We have a new ? in town. Congrats Sir @andy_murray
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) November 5, 2016
Congrats to @andy_murray on being the new world number 1! Much deserved accomplishment for him, and glad he got there. Long time coming !
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) November 5, 2016
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) November 5, 2016
@andy_murray u the man
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) November 5, 2016
Congrats to @andy_murray for becoming the new world no 1! It's been a long time coming, so well deserved!!
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 5, 2016
Congratulations @andy_murray for reaching the pinnacle of our sport- #1!!! And that's not a hash tag- that is #1:). ?
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) November 5, 2016
Andy Murray becomes world tennis No. 1! pic.twitter.com/UmNPeYtkMk
— .at (@andytelasai) November 5, 2016
Congratulations @andy_murray on No.1! You worked so hard to get there the looong way. You are a true inspiration!
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) November 5, 2016
— Nial Smith (@NialSmith) November 5, 2016