The 29-year-old Murray — the oldest player to become number one for the first time — won the Paris Masters on Sunday and immediately headed back to London to prepare for the finals.
“It might only be for one week. So I might as well try and enjoy it because I could lose it at the Tour Finals and never be there again,” said Murray.
Murray, who beat American John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 in Paris for his eighth tournament win of the year and fourth in a row, should be top for at least two weeks.
Murray is 405 points above Djokovic in the new rankings. The Serb — who had been number one for 122 weeks before losing his Paris quarter final — could go top again if he lands a fifth straight Tour Finals crown.
“I wasn’t thinking so much about the cushion or anything like that at the top. I’m obviously happy I got there. It would be nice to finish the year No. 1, but I’m happy that I managed to get there,” said Murray.
Tennis rankings (AFP)
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