Highlights of Andy Murray’s Tennis Career

Often considered to be one of the best men’s tennis players never to actually win a major tennis tournament or title in his relatively short career, the 25-year old Scotch player Andy Murray still has an impressive list of wins and achievements to his name. Currently ranked as the number 4 player in the world, and the British number 1, Murray has reached the finals of three grand slam tournaments despite making his professional debut less than ten years ago. At one stage of his career, the tennis ace was ranked as the number 2 player in the world.

Murray currently has a total of twenty-two ATP singles titles under his belt, and although those elusive grand slam tournaments like Wimbledon and the US Open still remain just out of his grasp, he has eight Masters 1000 Series titles which ranks him joint-sixth on the all-time list of players to reach the same achievement. Lacking Nadal’s supreme mastership of clay court tournaments and Novak Dijokovic’s unique ability to dominate his way through to the very top of the rankings, the Andy Murray tennis ability is still considered to be one of the best in the world. Murray has a number of other titles to his name, too, including two doubles titles which he shares with his brother Jamie and an exhibition title. Total winnings so far equate to over $17,000,000, which is no mean feat for someone without a grand slam title to his name.

Arguably some of the greatest matches of the Andy Murray tennis career have been the ones he’s played during those elite grand slam finals. His first, at the 2008 US Open, was against Roger Federer and despite losing in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5, 6-2, he still keep the US crowd entertained with his impressive tennis playing abilities. His second grand slam finals loss was also to Federer, again with straight sets of 6-3, 6-4, 7-6, this time at the 2010 Australian Open. His third and most recent grand slam title attempt was in the finals of the 2011 Australian Open, where he lost to that all-powerful Serb Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

Despite these losses, the player still remains at the heart of worldwide professional tennis, and is a powerful and influential member of tennis’ Big Four. Although he has never reached the dizzying heights of success that his fellow Big Four members have, some of the impressive titles that Murray has captured include:

  • 2012 Brisbane Open 250 tournament
  • 2011 Shanghai Masters Series tournament
  • 2011 Bangkok Open 250 tournament
  • 2011 Queens 250 tournament
  • 2009 Montreal Masters Series tournament
  • 2009 Miami Masters Series tournament
  • 2008 St Petersburg Open


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