Andy Murray eyes comeback – 5 of his best matches


Three-time Grand slam champion and the former world number one Andy Murray delivered an exciting update on his fitness earlier in the week.

The British Tennis star revealed that he might contemplate a comeback if his body allows him.

Speaking to the media during the London marathon, Murray explained that he has been pain-free for a while now and his hip is responding well to treatment.

The 31-year-old underwent surgery on his hip last year after complaining of intense pain during the games and in daily life as well. His injury was so severe, it forced him to admit that his career might be over.

It will be interesting to see if the Brit manages to return to action and compete for the Wimbledon title in July now.

Here at XploreSports“, we look at some of the memorable Tennis matches involving Andy Murray over the years.

London Olympics 2012

Source: The Star

Often considered as the turning point of Murray’s career, the London Olympics gold medal kick-started a productive spell for the Brit.

Murray defeated Tennis legend Roger Federer in the final of the competition.

Having lost to the Swiss just a few weeks before the game, the bookies predicted more disappointment for Murray. However, he stepped up and delivered in spectacular fashion.

Murray managed to beat the then world number one in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4. He became the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908.

Prior to this game, the Brit had never beaten Federer in a best-of-five-sets match.

2012 US Open Final

Andy Murray won his first grand slam against Novak Djokovic in 2012.

The hardworking Brit came into the game having lost four finals in a row. He did extremely well to deal with the pressure and emerge victorious in the end.

Murray took the first two sets but Djokovic got back into the game and levelled things up. However, the Scotsman prevailed to win his first grand slam and get the monkey off his back.

The Brit emulated Fred Perry’s 1936 achievement, winning 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

2013 Wimbledon Final

Source: CBS NY

Few would have expected Andy Murray to come out on top when he took on Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 Wimbledon.

The British Tennis star was at the peak of his powers but Djokovic was still a favourite heading into the game.

Having lost the final to Federer in 2012, Murray had to overcome a psychological barrier as well. Being a home event, the pressure to win was unimaginable.

However, the Scottish ace delivered. He managed to beat the Serbian and become the first male Brit to win the grand slam after 77 years.

He won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to claim his second major title.

Madrid Open Final 2015

Source: Madrid Open

Having overcome a major hurdle to win the Wimbledon in 2013, Murray set out to prove himself in clay against Rafael Nadal.

The Spaniard is widely regarded as the finest player to play in clay courts. Murray produced a sensational display to win the final 6-3, 6-2.

The Briton had never beaten Nadal in six previous meetings on the surface before.

2015 Davis Cup Final

Source: Daily Mail

Andy Murray’s second grand slam was perhaps the most cherished achievement of his career after Wimbledon.

Britain had not won the Davis Cup for 79 years but Murray delivered on the big stage to bring the trophy home.

The Scotsman managed to beat David Goffin in a memorable contest to secure the victory.

Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie.

Note – Statistics via BBC

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