I'm just supporting Andy, honest! More. In Masters 1000 events (going back to 1990), his 14 titles rank him 5th overall. It was just as well there was no sign of the tennis-mad Duchess of Cambridge. [59] The Lithuanian side entered the tie as underdogs; fielding a team of teenagers,[60] but Lithuania won 3–2. Murray suffered an injury to his left wrist at the US Open,[53] and would have rested if his next event had not been the Davis Cup. [45] "Everyone is going to want to win for Tim. [61] It led to the resignation of John Lloyd as Davis Cup captain, with Britain now threatened with relegation to the lowest tier of the competition.[62]. In the singles, he won the Gold Medal, including straight-set victories over Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and Roger Federer in the final, four weeks after Federer had beaten him in on the same court in the Wimbledon final. I don’t think so. Andy Wins Wimbledon Britain’s Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time with a superb performance against Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final. ‘We have to go to the ball...’ he said with all the enthusiasm of a man contemplating root canal work. Last updated on 8 July 2013 8 July 2013. Following in the footsteps of previous Wimbledon winners: Andy Murray climbs up to his friends and family after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic, Tradition: Andy Murray walks into the stands to celebrate with relatives and friends after he defeated Novak Djokovic, Proud: Andy Murray spots his mother Judy, pictured to his right, after he climbed up into the stands at Wimbledon after his win, Happy moment: Andy Murray kisses his mother Judy who broke down into tears of delight after he won the men's final at Wimbledon, End of the 'Curse of Cameron': Murray won the match despite the attendance of David Cameron, pictured front left next to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who has a reputation for jinxing British hopefuls at sporting events, Calm face: Jelena Ristic, the girlfriend of Novak Djokovic, watches her man struggle against Andy Murray, At the forefront of supporters: Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray, claps as the final Men's singles final match gets underway in the blistering heat yesterday, All star crowd: Ed Miliband, Rod Laver, Victoria Beckham, Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen at the Wimbledon final yesterday, Under pressure: Novak Djokovic wipes his brow between points during his men's final match against Andy Murray. The Scot had taken the first set from Rafael Nadal 7 … [41] Up in the Royal Box, even the Duke of Kent, president of the All England Club, had already removed his jacket, whereupon the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and others felt safe to follow suit. [40] With Arvind Parmar also losing in the singles, Great Britain were beaten 3–2. Murray revealed that the fear of being branded "unpatriotic" led him to delay the surgery until after the Davis Cup tie in Croatia in September, which jeopardised his place in the next Australian Open. Murray made his professional tennis debut on the main tour in Barcelona in 2005. Andy Murray is back. Murray said "I'm not going to want to let the team down or let Tim down, I'd feel terrible if I was the one that was responsible for losing Tim's last tie. [64] In his second singles match, Andy then recorded a third straight sets victory, over No. Murray made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 2nd Round against Israel in 2005 at 17 years of age, the youngest ever player for Great Britain. Three championship points came and went. Murray represented Great Britain at his maiden Olympics in Beijing 2008. In February, Murray pulled out of the Davis Cup tie against Argentina, because of a knee injury, so Argentina thrashed the under-strength British team. Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon and third grand slam title Sunday when he beat debut grand slam finalist Milos Raonic. 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Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are two of 12 players overall and four active players in the Open Era to have won multiple titles at Wimbledon, the only … This meant that Murray matched Ivan Lendl's record of losing his first four Major finals. 2. Show more. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. A young tennis fan holds a Union Jack banner with a message of support for Andy Murray, In action: Andy Murray of Britain stretches for a return by Novak Djokovic during the Men's singles final match, Wayne and Coleen Rooney in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch Andy Murray in the Wimbledon tennis final, 'Curse of Cameron': Tennis fans hope that David Cameron doesn't live up to his reputation for jinxing Britain's chances at sporting events. He made his fourth appearance in a Major final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first male British player since Bunny A… 2011-2020: best tiebreaks winning % STEPHEN GLOVER: A jab to beat the world... so this is what it's like to run our own show! Alan Mackin and David Sherwood were consequently nominated for the dead singles rubbers losing both of them, resulting in a clean sweep for Switzerland.[39]. Securing a good spot: Fans take their places on Murray Mound to watch the tennis ace take on Djockovic yesterday, Camping out: Spectators take a well-earned rest after spending several hours queuing for tickets, Fighting for room: Spectators crowd Murray Mound ahead of the Gentlemen's Singles final match between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, Dedicated: Many of the fans had spent several hours queuing to secure a spot on Murray's Mount - with many even camping out over night, Crowd control: Thousands of fans are walked to Murray Mount at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon ahead of yesterday's final, Contest: Spectators walk past an electronic board displaying information about Andy Murray ahead of his match against the world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic, Special print: A tennis fan wears a t-shirt with the logo 'I Heart Andy Murray' and rosette with the tennis star's picture on it, Tennis fans: The Duchess of Cambridge's brother James Middleton, left, and Donna Air, right, arrive for the Wimbledon Men's Finals, Support: Tennis player and close friend of Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, waves as he walks through the crowds at Wimbledon ahead of the final, Celebrity fans: Chris Hoy and wife Sarra, pictured left,  and Boris Becker and wife Lilly, pictured right, arriving at Wimbledon to watch Murray's final yesterday, Finishing touches: The names of Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Great Britain's Andy Murray are put up on the Order of Play this morning, Title shot: Andy Murray, pictured arriving at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is hoping to become the first British Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry in 1936, Getting warmed up: Andy Murray and his coach Ival Lendl practise shots ahead of yesterday's final, Getting prepped: Andy Murray during a training session on the practice courts at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club ahead of the final this morning, Soaking up the atmosphere: A fan cheers after arriving on Murray Mount and securing a good position, A tennis fan has Wimbledon 2013 painted on her arm ahead of the Gentlemen's Singles final match at the tennis grounds, Worth the wait: Fans run up the hills to grab the best spots on Murray Mount, Pulling out all the stops: A tennis fan wears a suit made up of Union Jack flags as he waits in line for tickets to watch Andy Murray in the final at Wimbledon, Home support: A Scottish supporter holds up the national flag on Murray Mound ahead of yesterday's final, Ready to go: Fans in high spirits as they take their places on Murray Mount this morning, Patience: Spectators wait in line for tickets on men's finals day at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Going all out: A group of tennis fans on a stag weekend wait in line for tickets on men's finals day, Support across Britain: Butchers from David Bennett and Sons Butchers in Andy Murray's home town of Dunblane, Scotland, get ready to cheer on the tennis star in the final, Home town: From left to right are Barry Thomson, Adrian Brennan, Gordon Sheach and Euan Shearer who have travelled to Dunblane to watch the final in Andy's home town, Game set Murray: Finlay Sheriff in Andy Murray's home town of Dunblane in Scotland, ahead of the Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic Wimbledon final, Packed out: Crowds watch Murray play on a large screen on Northcote Road in Battersea this afternoon, Women's star: French tennis player Marion Bartoli arrives (left) and poses (right) with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy last night at the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel in central London, ‘It’s a funny experience camping on your own doorstep,’ said Adam Lambert, 28, and Eimear Toomey, 31, from Wimbledon. He was diagnosed with whiplash, causing him to sit out the final day's singles, and eventually Great Britain were beaten 3–2 to proceed to the relegation 2nd round play-off against Ukraine. At long, long last, we are now able to say: ‘Fred who?’. At times, the Centre Court temperature was nudging 50C (122F). As her son dropped another two-game advantage, Judy Murray’s meerkat poise started to droop. An eagerly anticipated match in front of a raucous Centre Court crowd saw both players begin extremely brightly. This was Murray's first victory over Federer in the best of five sets format. We use simple text files called cookies, saved on your computer, to help us deliver the best experience for you. As she said afterwards, she had been an ‘emotional wreck’ all day, adding: ‘That has to be the best feeling ever – to watch your son win Wimbledon.’. So far in his career, Murray has won 46 singles titles. Hero: A triumphant Murray shows off the trophy from the Centre Court balcony to the adoring crowds gathered outside in the south-west London sunshine, Where have you been all my life? [39] In the doubles, Murray/Rusedski played Federer and Yves Allegro. FIND OUT MORE. He competed in the singles and doubles competitions. The Murray brothers were eliminated in the second round by France's Arnaud Clément and Michael Llodra. In September, Murray played his debut singles match for the Davis Cup in the World Group Play-off against Switzerland in Geneva on clay with Greg Rusedski, Alan Mackin and David Sherwood. [73], At the World Group first round tie against the United States in San Diego, Murray defeated Donald Young and James Ward unexpectedly beat Sam Querrey on the first day. In the tie against the Netherlands, Murray and Tim Henman won the opening singles, then Jamie Murray and Greg Rusedski won the doubles to secure victory. "[46] Great Britain beat Croatia 4–1 to qualify for the World Group in 2008. He ran up into the stands to give them both a kiss after securing his victory, Moment of glory: Andy Murray receives a standing ovation from the crowd after beating Novak Djokovic to become Wimbledon champion, Making history: Andy Murray embraces Serbia's Novak Djokovic after his victory in the men's singles final, Winners: Andy Murray, left, poses with the Wimbledon trophy alongside Novak Djokovic after he won the Men's singles final, He's done it! Now the Scot has told Good Morning Britain that … Players with winning records against Murray, Singles finals: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up), Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 2nd Round against Israel, Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie against Serbia and Montenegro. [32], Murray was the Great Britain flag bearer during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics. After his Olympic triumph a month later, we learned to love him. [39] The British tactics came to nought as Switzerland won the doubles rubber as well, gaining an unassailable 3–0 lead after two days. Andy Murray returned to the winner’s circle at Wimbledon behind his great return of service, defeating Milos Raonic in the final 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2). 115 in the ATP rankings. Additionally, in all but one of Murray's eleven grand slam finals, his opponent has been either Djokovic (7 times) or Federer (3 times). The Latest: Andy Murray Wins in Doubles at Wimbledon. View the full player profile, include bio, stats and results for Andy Murray. Murray’s sense of shock was as glaring as it was endearing. Judy  Murray dissolved into tears. Murray was suffering a vulnerable back and intended to have surgery after the US Open. After a 4-hour final, Murray defeated Juan Martín del Potro and successfully retained his title as Olympic champion, achieving a second Olympic gold medal – a feat which no other male singles player has achieved. The tournaments won by Murray are in boldface. At the 2011 Australian Open, Murray's third Major final appearance ended in another straight sets defeat, this time at the hands of Novak Djokovic. [30], At the London 2012 Olympics, Murray competed in the singles, doubles (partnering his brother Jamie) and mixed doubles (partnering Laura Robson). Scottish tennis star Andy Murray triumphed at Wimbledon in 2013 to become the first British male in 77 years to win the tournament. [33] He reached the gold medal match in the singles competition, whilst losing in the first and second rounds of the men's doubles and mixed doubles competitions respectively. Team Murray in the players’ box sat freeze-frame still. Little wonder thousands had been queuing through the night just to claim an £8 spot on the hill. A field of British fans watching a giant TV showing the game, rise as one when Andy Murray advances during the Wimbledon final, Coveted seats: Spectators wave Union Jack flags on Centre Court as they watch Andy Murray in the final, Go Andy: Spectators on Centre Court hold a banner aloft displaying a message in support of Andy Murray while others cheer him on, Game underway: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic at the net prior to the men's final for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. This was the first time that Great Britain had lost five ties in a row and was described as a humiliating Davis Cup defeat for Great Britain. I saw a bit of the match today against Dan Evans. Jamie Murray scathingly criticised Andy and they did not speak to each other for a fortnight. They had come from as far afield as Livingston (the second year running for Saltire-waving Sadie and Nigel Smith) and from just up the road. Later the same day, he and Laura Robson won silver in the mixed doubles. Coincidentally, Lendl was coaching Murray at the time of his 2012 US Open victory. Murray's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. En route to the final, he played the two longest 3-set matches in the event's history against Kei Nishikori and Raonic. For the doubles with Ross Hutchins, Murray began in the right-hand court, the side usually occupied by the less dominant partner, so as to afford more protection to his troublesome left wrist than when striking double-handed backhands from the left court.,[55] though allowed his partner to resume his usual role in the second set. [28] Along with his brother Jamie, he advanced to the second round of the doubles competition with a win over the Canadian pairing of Daniel Nestor and Frédéric Niemeyer. [29][49] Seven months later, as the brothers prepared for the tie against Austria, Andy declared that he had healed the rift with Jamie. In addition, Murray has appeared in 21 Masters 1000 Series finals, winning 14. [57], Murray pulled out of the match against Lithuania, so younger players could gain more international experience, and to allow him to focus on trying to win Grand Slam titles. [31] He also won the silver medal in the mixed doubles, losing to the Belarusian pairing of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka. [69] With Croatia's No 1 Marin Čilić absent for committing a doping offence, Murray won both his singles matches and the doubles with Colin Fleming,[70][71] Great Britain eventually winning 4–1, for their first victory on clay since Ukraine in 2006,[72] and returning to the World Group for the first time since 2008. [36] He teamed up with fellow debutant David Sherwood and came out victorious in the crucial doubles rubber against the experienced Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, helping Britain advance 3–2. [56] However, the pair succumbed to the world-class Polish duo, and Poland won 3–2;Great Britain were relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II for the first time since 1996. Captain Jeremy Bates surprised everyone by naming Murray as the British No 1 and Alan Mackin as British No 2. Murray clutches the Wimbledon men's singles trophy after a dramatic final match yesterday on Centre Court in south-west London, Photo opportunity: Fans cheer and take pictures as Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the men's singles trophy following his victory against Djokovic, Well done: Andy Murray kisses his girlfriend Kim Sears after defeating Novak Djokovic, Delight: Kim Sears cheered on her boyfriend throughout the final yesterday and gave him a kiss after he secured victory in three straight sets, Yes! 1 himself, then the highest ranked player other than himself which is the world No. An 18-year-old Murray made his senior Wimbledon bow and there were high hopes for the teenager after his victory at the US Open juniors the previous year. Getty Images. In an epic display of resilience, perseverance and sheer guts, Andy Murray finally filled the greatest void in British sport’s trophy cabinet at 5.24 yesterday afternoon, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 and put himself in line for a knighthood. By winning his first Major final at the fifth attempt, he again emulated his coach Ivan Lendl, who also needed five Major final appearances to win his maiden Grand Slam tournament. This means a lot to me and it's definitely going to be the biggest Davis Cup match of my career.". While Rusedski believes Murray’s win in the ATP event in Antwerp in October 2019 was one of his greatest achievements given his injury record, he believes the two-time Wimbledon champion will no longer be capable of competing for the game’s biggest prizes as he suspects a final bow at the All England Club would provide the ideal end to a glorious career. Suddenly, Murray was staring at another championship point. He has reached eleven grand slam finals in total: he won the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, 2013 Wimbledon Championships and the 2012 US Open, and finished as runner-up at the 2008 US Open, the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 Australian Opens, at Wimbledon in 2012 and the 2016 French Open. (W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. Bates opted for this line-up believed that Federer was virtually unbeatable because he was on a winning streak and hadn't lost since June,[37] and consequently Britain gambled on beating Wawrinka twice, with Murray playing Wawrinka on Friday when he was freshest. Kim Sears jumps out of her seat with delight as her boyfriend Andy Murray realised his dream of becoming Wimbledon champion, She can't believe it: Kim Sears was ecstatic as Murray won the championship point at the end of an action-packed Wimbledon men's singles final. Murray reached his first Major semi-final and final at the 2008 US Open, where he lost in the final to Roger Federer in straight sets. Under the Davis Cup rules, this meant that for Friday's singles, Murray played the Swiss No 2, Stan Wawrinka while Mackin played the Swiss No 1, Roger Federer. [63] Andy and Jamie Murray teamed up for the first time in Davis Cup doubles for a straight sets win. Deuce after deuce. [1] He is the reigning Olympic champion, having won the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Three of Hungary's top four players were not available for the Great Britain vs Hungary tie,[65] so Murray defeated Sebo Kiss, a law student without a ranking, in his first singles rubber. [54] At the Poland match, he won both his singles rubbers. 1, became the first player in tennis history to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after he beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the 2016 Rio Olympics final. He nearly committed an equally historic faux-pas at the moment of triumph, having clambered up into the stands to embrace his coach, physio, dietician, fitness guru, girlfriend, best friend, father and a few chums along the way. With just days until her due date, this sort of experience could have induced the first royal birth in South London since Elizabeth I came into the world at Greenwich. He won it again at the age of 14, and is one of only nine tennis players to win the Junior Orange Bowl championship twice in its 70-year history, alongside the likes of Jimmy Connors, Jennifer Capriati, Monic… How many burgers and sausages were left immolating on abandoned barbecues as this dragged on? As of this morning, it surely warrants ‘Mount’ status. Murray has won each of their eight most recent clashes, including the 2016 Wimbledon final. Andy Murray Wins His Second Wimbledon Title : The Two-Way Murray was the favorite going into the match, and beat Canadian Milos Raonic handily: 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2). Andy Murray wins Wimbledon in 2013: the first British Men's Singles champion for 77 years. 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After last year’s heroic tearful defeat, the whole country learned to like Andy Murray. On the last day, Murray beat Sam Querrey to put Great Britain into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986. [44], In the run up to World Group play-off against Croatia, Tim Henman had announced he would retire after this match. To be honest, I doubt that Judy Murray could have cared less whether he remembered to hug her or not. Despite being seeded sixth in the singles competition, he was eliminated in the first round by Chinese Taipei's Yen-hsun Lu. For once, there is no need for those perennial Wimbledon words like ‘plucky’, ‘brave’, ‘next year’ and all that stuff about ‘the taking part’. Published: 22:50, 7 July 2013 | Updated: 07:38, 8 July 2013. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray (OBE) with his parents Judy and Will and Kim at Buckingham Palace in 2013. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. [34] Murray attributed the motivation of his win as coming from Mo Farah's 10,000 m win.[35]. No one could recall a more boisterous, pumped-up Centre Court crowd in Wimbledon history. Murray had aggravated his wrist injury, so couldn't play for another six weeks. [He has a] huge serve. By the time he pulled it back to 4-4, even Victoria Beckham could be seen evincing a smile of sorts in the Royal Box. Andy Murray is a professional tennis player who is the current world No. In the final he defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to clinch his first World Tour Finals crown, as well as the coveted year-end No. On his way down again, he remembered that there was someone else seated just behind the players’ box. Time after time, the path to victory was blocked as the indomitable Serbian bounced back and pushed Murray to the limits. Andy Murray's Wimbledon win: What the papers say. Ye gods this was awful. Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman said Murray had come to the final with a “quiet confidence”. It would also compare with Andy Murray, who landed a knighthood after winning his second Wimbledon title in 2017. He qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals every year from 2008 to 2016, with his best result coming in the 2016 event in which he went undefeated in round-robin play and then defeated Milos Raonic in the semi-finals. He made his fourth appearance in a Major final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first male British player since Bunny Austin in 1938 to make it to a Wimbledon final. Lastly, by winning his 42nd Tour title in Vienna in 2016, he moved into sole possession of 15th place on the Open Era titles list, breaking the tie he had with former world No. Getty Images. Jamie was furious that Andy was letting them down and the Murrays would not speak to each other for two weeks. Murray has a 13–30 (30.2%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, top ranked player, or if he was world No.
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