Marin Cilic handed the Murray fans a brilliant gift by knocking out the top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets. This leaves Andy with a chance to grab the number one spot in the ATP rankings, if he wins his next two matches.
Cilic’s power game and Herculean serves were too hot to handle for an already struggling Djokovic, as he succumbed 6-4 7-6(2) to the Croatian. Andy was 415 points behind at the beginning of BNP Paribas Masters and needed Novak to be knocked out before the finals to have any chance of claiming the top spot. Andy faces Berdych in his quarter final and the winner of Tsonga-Raonic in semis.
Naturally so, the twitter had a lot to say about this important match.
Cilic beats Djokovic.
If Murray makes the final in Paris, he's world number one.
It's all in his hands now. pic.twitter.com/aXlNpsfRHP
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) November 4, 2016
— Miles Kotey (@forward2thepast) November 4, 2016
Holy Toledo Marin County Cilic get his 1st victory vs Djoker now The door is wide open for Muzzard to get to World #1 for 1st time
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) November 4, 2016
Djokovic OUT. Murray becomes world No 1 if he wins two more matches to reach Paris final. Plays Berdych later & poss Tsonga/Raonic tomorrow.
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) November 4, 2016
This is the moment to remind the tennis world that Djokovic from Jan 2015 to June 2016 is the best tennis has ever seen. Don't forget it.
— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) November 4, 2016