Tennis, Andy Murray’s 2016: From a win in Rome to a ranking win

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Sir Andrew Baron Murray, For All Andy Murray was born on May 15, 1987, in Glasgow, Scotland. The British tennis players He is considered one of the strongest of his generation. At the end of 2016, he reached the top of the ATP rankings for the first time, having been there for a total of 41 weeks. In early 2015, he won the 2015 Davis Cup, bringing a trophy to Britain that had been missing for 79 years. He has since won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and 41 other titles in ATP tournaments, including 14 Masters 1000 and the 2016 ATP World Tour finals. Tennis won the Olympics, first on the grass in London in 2012 and then on the concrete in 2016. Of Rio, Murray He is the first tennis player in history to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals.

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2016: Best year

2016, for sure, was the best season of all time in Andy’s professional career Murray, Off in the first place Received ATP Award for World Ranking and Reserved Player of the Year. That year, it Scottish The second player in tennis history and the first in the men’s division to win a single title at the Grand Slam, Olympics, Masters 1000 event and ATP final in the same calendar year. Of 2016 Murray Defending champions Novak face off to Australian Open for fourth time Djokovic, Thus repeating the final match of the previous version. The British Is defeated again Serbian champion (6-1, 7-5, 7-6) thus becoming the only player to lose 5 finals in the same Grand Slam; He has not won the title yet.

Conquest of Rome

On May 15, 2016, Murray Celebrated his 29th birthday in the best possible way, won Internazionale d’Italia, lost to himself in the final Djokovic And becoming the first British Open era to win the Italian Masters 1000. Murray He won the tournament in Rome for the first time in his career, without losing a single set, ending his winning Italian ride with a double 6-3 in one hour and 35 minutes. The Scottish Thus he avenged the defeat of the previous week in the Madrid tournament, thus winning the twelfth Masters 1000 in his career. The match was practically played in the rain. Djokovic, In view of the slippery condition of the pitch, he repeatedly asked the referee to postpone the match. His request, however, was not accepted and the match was played regularly.

The first breakthrough of the final comes when in the fourth game of the first set Serbian Service lost. Murray He took advantage of this and ended the game 6-3 without delay. In the second set, lo ScottishStruggling though, he was able to keep the first two rounds of service and then in the fifth game he got a break again. Murray He didn’t lose concentration and at 5-3 he got a break again, which was meant for this time British Victory of the first career victory over the red clay Faro Italico. The physical condition of the two heroes must depend on the final outcome of the match. Very tired DjokovicThose found a nice raffle in the quarter Nadal, Life became complicated with the first set Japanese KK in the semifinals Nishikori. It was much harder than the draw MurrayBut Serbian He seemed far from his best shape.

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Murray, Rome 2016
Murray, Rome 2016

Missing from Roland Garros to Wimbledon win

In June, it was again Djokovic To break dreams For Roland Garros Murray. In the semifinals, The British He defeated the reigning champion of Torno Stan Warinka For 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 but in the final, after being able to win the first set, Murray Victims of its violent return Serbian, Who won his first French Open, closing 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 games. In the Queens London Tournament, Murray He defeated Canadian Milos in three sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-3). Raonic, Became the first player to win the tournament 5 times. July 10, The British, After winning Wimbledon in 2013, he lost again in the final and returned to the grass of London for the second time. Raonic After playing almost 3 hours, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6, thus winning the third slam of his career. In that version, Murray He lost just 2 sets in the entire tournament, both against Frenchman Joe Wilfred in the quarterfinals. Tsonga (7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1).

Failed to finish at the US Open from Rio Gold

At the Rio Olympics, Murray, After winning the men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, he again defended his gold medal, defeating Juan Martin of Argentina by 4 sets. Del Potro (7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5) and became the first tennis player to win two Olympic gold medals alone. Later, Murray Has participated in its ATP Cincinnati where he lost 6-4, 7-5 to the Marines in the final of that season Silic. US Open, last Grand Slam of the season, Murray He had a chance to reach four major finals in a calendar year but lost to Kay in the quarterfinals. Nishikori, Which is good for him (1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5) thus avenging his defeat in the semifinals of the Olympics a few weeks ago.

Murray, 2016 Olympics
Murray, 2016 Olympics

Number 1 in the world: the crown of a season

Murray He then won the ATP 500 in Beijing, losing to Bulgarian Gregor in the final Dimitrov In two sets (6-4, 7-6), and the third victory in the Masters 1000 in Shanghai, losing to Spanish Roberto in the final. Bautista Agut For 7-6, 6-1. The Scotsman then competed first in Vienna, losing in the final Tsonga And thus won his third ATP 500 title of the season; He later won in Paris-Barসa, defeating American John in the final Isner 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, getting 1000 Masters at the end of the year. In this winning streak, Murray Passed Djokovic Ranked No. 1 in the world for the first time in rankings and career.

ATP qualifies for World Tour Final in London, Murray He set a world record: he defeated Milos in the third set in the semifinals (5-7, 7-6, 7-6). Raonic After a marathon of 3 hours and 38 minutes, to record the longest final match of the Open era. In the final, he defeated his black beast Djokovic For 6-3, 6-4, he won the prestigious trophy for the first time and won 9 titles and finished his all-time best season at the top of the rankings with 78 wins against 9 defeats. Finally, in December, his colleagues awarded him the ATP Player of the Year award, which he entered a legendary year. Murray Among the tennis stars.

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