Happy Birthday Andy Murray

So I am a huge fan of tennis (I may have mentioned that before.)   My favorite tennis player is Andy Murray.  I have been following his career since he started.  The on going joke with Andy Murray is… is he British or Scottish ?… his answer is always … it depends if I’m winning.  So Andy was the youngest British player to compete in the Davis Cup, he made his professional debut in April 2005. In 2006, Murray beat top-ranked Roger Federer in Round 2 of the Cincinnati Masters tournament. Also that year, he defeated Andy Roddick en route to winning the SAP Open for his first ATP title. In 2007, Murray claimed a second straight SAP Open and also won the St. Petersburg Open to break into the Top 10 rankings.

However the biggest moment in Andy Murray’s career happened in 2013 … but first let’s talk about 2012.

In 2012, Murray made it to the Wimbledon final for the first time with his semifinal win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Murray’s victory made Scotland and the whole United Kingdom proud—he was the first tennis pro from Great Britain to reach the Wimbledon final since 1938. However, Murray lost in the final to Federer, who claimed his seventh Wimbledon win.

Murray avenged his Wimbledon loss at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, where he beat Federer to take his first Olympic gold medal. That September, he continued to burn up the courts with an impressive run through the U.S. Open field. Murray scored an impressive victory over Novak Djokovic in a tough five sets to clinch his first Grand Slam title, becoming the first player from Great Britain since 1977—and the first British man since 1936—to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.

After losing to Djokovic at the 2013 Australian Open, Murray made history that summer by defeating the Serbian player to claim the Wimbledon men’s singles championship. He was the first British male to win the tournament in 77 years and the second Scottish-born player to win Wimbledon since Harold Mahony in 1896.

So Andy has struggled with injuries since then and will probably be hanging up his tennis shoes soon (I’m expecting him to announce his retirement at Wimbledon but I’m hoping I’m wrong)

Happy Birthday Andy Murray … you’re the best!

 

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