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SportAndy Murray: A glittering career in numbers

07:05  11 january  2019
07:05  11 january  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Murray beaten in Brisbane

Murray beaten in Brisbane Andy Murray's latest comeback has ended after defeat to Daniil Medvedev at the Brisbane International. Former world No 1 Murray was beaten 7-5 6-2 in his second match of the tournament, as he steps up his recovery from a hip injury. The comeback is halted as @andy_murray loses in straight sets to @DaniilMedwed in Brisbane pic.twitter.com/DUA49ILGXE— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) January 2, 2019 Murray beat James Duckworth earlier this week before reflecting: "It's been really hard; 18 months, a lot of ups and downs, it's been tricky to just get back on the court competing again.

Andy Murray is a professional tennis player who is the current world No. 262 in the ATP rankings. He is the reigning Olympic champion, having won the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2016 Rio

Four years later, he had to settle for silver after being beaten by Andy Murray , left, in the London men's singles final. Hide Caption. Federer is hoping to become the second tennis player after Novak Djokovic to crack 0 million in career prize money -- he had ,148,225 ahead of Wimbledon 2016.

Not since the 1930s was Britain able to celebrate a male tennis champion but the country watched admiringly as Andy Murray fought his way to the top.

Murray was born in Glasgow on 15 May, 1987.

He was a survivor of the 1996 Dunblane School massacre, in which 16 children and a teacher died, something he has rarely spoken about in public.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Andy Murray retires as one of Britain's greatest sportsmen

He turned down a promising career in football to focus on tennis, leaving Scotland at 15 to train in Barcelona.

How Sir Andy Murray become a sporting great

How Sir Andy Murray become a sporting great Andy Murray was also a promising footballer in his youth.

Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE (born 15 May 1987) is a British professional tennis player from Scotland currently ranked No. 240 in men's singles as of 31 December 2018.

This a list of career achievements by Andy Murray . At the 2012 US Open, Murray became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final in five sets.

He won his biggest titles under the guidance of Ivan Lendl and later Amelie Mauresmo, who became the most high-profile female coach in tennis.

Explaining his choice later, he said: "They say I was plucky choosing Amelie, but truth be told, if anyone was plucky it was Amelie - she's the one who's taken the heat, her competence was always under fire."

In 2008 he became the first British player since Greg Rusedski (1997) to reach a Grand Slam final (the US Open) but he lost to Roger Federer in straight sets.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty In 2010 he reached the Australian Open final but lost to Federer

In 2010 he reached the Australian Open final, again losing to Federer. Afterwards he said: "I can cry like Roger. It's just a shame I can't play like him."

In 2011 he reached the Australian Open final again but lost to Novak Djokovic. The two would become regular rivals in future years.

Kyler Murray and the Dual-Sport Dilemma

Kyler Murray and the Dual-Sport Dilemma Few athletes in history have faced a decision on the scale that Kyler Murray does at the start of 2019. In 2018, Kyler Murray was drafted ninth overall in the MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, securing him a $4.66m signing bonus and setting him off on the famously long path through the minor leagues to baseball’s highest level. A great moment for any baseball player. Except Kyler Murray is not just a baseball player. Kyler Murray is a quarterback, who backed up future Cleveland Browns grand tank prize Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma whilst being seen as very much a top prospect on the gridiron in his own right. No shame in being stuck behind a QB so good even the Browns couldn’t ruin him. When he got his chance as a one-year starter, he won the Heisman Trophy. There have been dual-sport superstars in the past who’ve faced this decision – most famously Bo Jackson, who was the #1 pick in the 1986 NFL Draft back in an era when running backs were #1 picks but refused to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they tried to force him out of his baseball career by sending him on the owner’s private jet in a trip that violated the NCAA “amateurism” rules having been told otherwise. The Bucs ultimately relinquished his rights, he played out 1986 with the Kansas City Royals (earning a call-up from the minors late in the season), and went on to be a dual-sport superstar for four years with the Royals and the then-Los Angeles Raiders. But Bo played running back.

We take a look at the astonishing numbers behind the Swiss' incredible career . He hasn’t held the top spot since November 2012, however, currently ranked at No. 3 and 1,200 points behind World No. 1 Andy Murray , Federer could return to the top of the world by August.

Andy Murray ’s straight-sets victory against Milos Raonic at Wimbledon confirms him as the fourth king of the most glittering age in men’s tennis. But the bidding surely starts at four or five and rising. Murray has now played 11 grand slam finals, the same number as John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Murray won three Grand Slam titles and 45 ATP titles

But Murray's fortunes improved in 2012. He became the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938, (although he lost to Federer again). He said: "I'm getting closer. If I wasn't emotional I guess I'm probably in the wrong sport."

A few weeks later he hit back to beat Federer to a gold medal at the London Olympics.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djokovic - the two were regular rivals

He won his first Grand Slam that year, beating Djokovic in an epic five-set US Open final, saying afterwards: "When I was serving for the match, there was a sense of how big a moment that is in British tennis history. It's great to have finally done it."

In 2013 he won his first Wimbledon title, the first British man to do so since 1936.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Murray won his second Wimbledon championship in 2016

In 2015 he reached his fourth Australian Open final only to lose to Djokovic again. He also helped Britain win the Davis Cup - their first titles since 1936. He also married girlfriend Kim Sears that year.

Nadal: Murray right to signal end

Nadal: Murray right to signal end Nadal: Murray right to signal end

Andy Murray 's heartbreaking pre-Australian Open press conference has sent shockwaves around the tennis world, with the former world No. 1 confirming I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months.’ It’s a tragic end to what has been a glittering career and many flocked

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But he just couldn't crack the Australian Open, losing again in the final to Djokovic in 2016. In June of that year, he reached the French Open final but, again, was beaten by Djokovic.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Murray's wife Kim watched as he helped Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015

Later in 2016, Murray won his third Grand Slam title, clinching a second win at Wimbledon. That year also heralded the arrival of Murray and his wife's first child, Sofia.

In November, he won the Paris Masters and moved to number one in the world, the first British man to do so. After a victory against Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals, he ended the year in the top spot.

In 2017, his second daughter Edie arrived but around this time the hip injury that would eventually force his retirement started to show itself. It saw him pull out of the US Open and lose his number one ranking.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Andy Murray and Kim Sears married at Dunblane Cathedral in 2015

He was knighted for services to tennis and charity.

In January 2018, he had hip surgery but played only a dozen matches over the year.

For much of his career he seemed to struggle with being in the limelight. But later he learned to deal with the attention, speaking out on issues such as equality and doping and also supporting emerging tennis champions.

Andy Murray: A glittering career in numbers © Getty Murray was criticised by some for being unemotional but he struggled with tears as he announced retirement plans

He was also criticised by some for seeming unemotional and boring but he said at one stage: "Contrary to my image, I do have a sense of humour".

"People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I've tried to change it but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

"The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside."

Deion Sanders says he’d advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football.
"If I'm in his shoes, I'm picking up that baseball bat and I'm not looking back," Sanders said.

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