Andy Murray is the new world tennis number one, displacing Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings.

29-year old Murray won the Paris Masters on Sunday — his 8th title of 2016 — and is the top seed ahead of the World Tour Finals.

Djokovic has had a below-par second half of 2016, and congratulated Murray on his outstanding achievement.

“Congratulations Andy Murray! Very well deserved and hard fought milestone,” Djokovic wrote on his Facebook page.

“Your dedication and passion has paid off and I am really happy to be in the same era with you. As to all my #NoleFam, thank you for being there for me. I am working hard and will see you all in London. I am always game when it comes to good challenges and (the) final eight is exactly that. See you in a few days.”

The legendary Serbian still has the chance to end the year as the world’s highest ranked player, when the game’s top 8 players head to the O2 Arena in London for the World Tour Finals.