Andy Murray believes he'll probably have to wait until next year to supplant Novak Djokovic at the summit of men's tennis.

The Brit will top the world rankings if he wins this week's Paris Masters and Djokovic doesn't reach the final, or if Murray makes it to the final and the Serb falters before the semis.

Murray says it's in Djokovic's hands and if he wins his matches and gets to the latter stages of the last two tournaments then he'll most likely keep the number one spot.

Murray says he doesn't feel any different now than he did six or eight weeks ago.

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He says his goal wasn't to finish number one at the end of this year and there's a lot stronger chance of doing it in the early part of next year.

Meanwhile New Zealand's Michael Venus is at a career high 33 in the latest ATP doubles rankings.