Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to seal world number one spot

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Andy Murray has gone 24 matches without defeat

Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one.

With the top ranking on the line, Murray won the final 6-3 6-4 at London's O2 Arena.

"I'm very happy to win and to be world number one is very special," said the Scot. "It's very special playing against Novak in a match like this."

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Murray extended his winning run to 24 matches, the best run in his career.

The victory also ends Djokovic's four-year run of success at the tournament.

A capacity crowd of 17,000 packed into the O2 Arena to witness the match, and it was Murray who rose to the occasion.

"Andy is definitely number one in the world," said Djokovic. "He deserved to win. He is the best player."

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How the world reacted
Jamie Murray tweet@jamie_murray
Andy's brother Jamie has finished the year world number one in doubles
Roger Federer tweet@rogerfederer
Seven-time Grand Slam champion had praise for both players
Johanna Konta tweet@JoKonta91
British women's number one Johanna Konta is 10th in the world
JK Rowling tweet@jk_rowling
Harry Potter author JK Rowling cheered Murray on...
Gary Lineker tweet@GaryLineker
... as did Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker
Justin Rose tweet@JustinRose99
Golfer Justin Rose won Olympic gold in Rio, as did Murray
Nicola Sturgeon tweet@NicolaSturgeon
The Scottish First Minister was thrilled by Murray's win
Perhaps last word should go to mum...
Judy Murray's tweetTwitter/Judy Murray
Andy and Jamie Murray's mum, Judy, tweeted shortly after Sunday's win