ALWAYS A RUNNER-UP

Andy Murray is currently ranked number 4 in the World Rankings, though was as high as number 2 as recently as 2009. He first broke into the top 10 in 2007, and has improved considerably since then – ending up as the runner up in three grand slam finals – the 2008 U.S Open, and the 2011 and 2012 Australian Opens.

He lost two of these matches to World number one (at the time) Roger Federer and the final match to rising star Novak Djokovic.

Murray started playing tennis in 2005 and started off ranked at number 407 – it’s been a very long but a very successful journey for the star.

In 2012 he appointed Ivan Lendl as his coach. When he started the season at the 2012 Brisbane International he started playing doubles with Marcos, and made it all the way to the semi-finals. At the Australian Open, Murray started off with a 4 set win against Ryan Harrison, and proceeded through to the last sixteen. After a long struggle Murray reached the semi finals to face Djokovic in a long 5 hour match but was ultimately defeated by him.

Sweet revenge took place in the Dubai Open when Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi finals but in the end lost to Roger Federer in the final. Lastly in the Miami Finals, Murray reached the final but yet again lost to Djokovic.

Murray will be hoping that he finally beats Djokovic when he plays him on his home turf in London, though according to the latest wimbledon odds Djokovic remains the firm favourite.

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