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Andy Murray wins Paris Masters final with victory over John Isner

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Andy Murray has completed what has become a historic weekend for the Scotsman - which saw him become the newly crowned world number one seed for the first time in his career - by beating John Isner in the final of the Paris Masters.

Murray dispatched the American winning by a scoreline of 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 to take his sixth ATP title of the 2016 season to date.

Today's result would have had no bearing on Murray's rise to the top spot, however, as he only needed to reach the final of the competition to become the world number one due to Novak Djokovic's shock defeat to Marin Cilic in the quarter-final stage of the competition.

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Milos Raonic's withdrawal from Saturday's semi-final tie with Murray, as a result of a leg injury, meant that the 29-year-old British sensation wouldn't have to even hit a ball to secure his coronation as the sport's new king.

However, the season is not quite over yet and although Murray will head to the World Tour finals as the number one seed, Djokovic, will re-stake his claim to the throne should he win every match at the tournament.

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Hard-fought win for Murray

The Paris Masters' final was not a walk in the park for Murray by any stretch of the imagination and his start to the match couldn't have been much worse as he double-faulted on the very first point.

But it wasn't long before the Scotsman found his rhythm and managed to take the first set at the 35-minute mark.

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Isner refused to lay down, though, and came out fighting in the second set. After some good play at the net the American was able to take the set to a tie-breaker, which he won by seven points to four.

With the third set of the match standing at 5-4 to Murray, the new world number one literally made his break with a huge backhand to which Isner had no answer. His attempted return fizzled into the net and, as a result, it was game, set, match and tournament to Murray.

ATP World Tour finals coming up

The 2016 ATP World Tour finals will take place in London at the O2 Arena beginning 13 - 20 November. 

Djokovic will be going to the event as reigning champion following his win at last year's edition of the event.

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He will be looking to reclaim his position at the top of the world rankings, a position which he previously held for 122 weeks before Britain's Murray knock him off the top spot this weekend.

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