'It's about damn time!': How Twitterati celebrated Andy Murray's rise to World No 1

How Twitter saw Andy Murray's rise to world number one ranking on Saturday

FP Sports November 06, 2016 12:25:22 IST
'It's about damn time!': How Twitterati celebrated Andy Murray's rise to World No 1

Andy Murray claimed top rank in men's tennis on Saturday in rather anti-climactic fashion, after his opponent Milos Raonic withdrew from their semi-final clash at the Paris Masters. The Briton's rise to the top has been absolutely delightful to witness. He has now capped his 11-and-a-half year professional career with the top spot, something that Novak Djokovic had held on to for over four years.

Murray's achievements are a testament to hardwork, grit and determination, and his family, fellow players and well-wishers all came out in droves to congratulate him on his incredible achievement.

Mother Judy Murray put up a heartfelt and nostalgic post about his early days:

Former World No 1 Roger Federer welcomed Murray to the club

Cyclist Chros Hoy called Murray the greatest ever Scottish sportsperson

The tennis fraternity knew what it takes to ascend to the top

French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo, who coached Murray for nearly two years:

Former England footballer Gary Linekar also acknowledged Murray's feat

While TV pundit Rob Koenig went a step further and wondered how would the title 'Sir' appear before Murray's name

with inputs from AFP

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