The Scot Andy Murray now sits atop the ATP Men’s Rankings for the first time in his career. However, this coveted spot could go away after the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in O2, London to be held from November 13. The Sportsrush takes a look at the top 5 short-lived number 1 reigns. Read on to find out!
1) Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg is considered as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s tennis. The Swede has been the world number 1 5 times in his illustrious career. However, his first reign was coincidentally the shortest one spanning just a week in August 1977.
Borg achieved this feat after his triumph at Wimbledon. He fought through strong challengers in the semi-finals and the finals to become number 1 in the world. He defeated his friend Vitas Gerulaitis and arch rival Jimmy Connors in five-setters to get this accolade. However, he would go on to lose it to Connors in a week’s time.