Davis Cup: One of Many Firsts for Andy Murray
Scotsman Andy Murray enjoyed a memorable 2015 by almost single-handedly leading Great Britain to a fine Davis Cup victory. This was Great Britain’s first Cup in 79 years and Murray admits that his win in the final was his most emotional match of his career. Says a lot for a man ranked number 2 in the world currently and has been part of titanic battles with the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic! Here’s a look at one of the many firsts in the chequered career of the brilliant Brit and hopefully not the last:
Davis Cup Hero
In the 2015 Davis Cup, he remained unbeaten in singles throughout with an 8-0 record and became the first man in 20 years to win all three of his matches in the final since legendary American Pete Sampras.
Ending A Long Wait
First British man since the legendary Fred Perry to win a Grand Slam since 1936 after he defeated Novak Djokovic in a marathon five-setter final of the 2011 US Open.
Emulating Fred Perry, Again
First British winner of the Wimbledon since Perry, who else, won it in 1936 beating Djokovic in straight sets this time.
Only Man Ever
He is the only person to have ever won the Olympic gold and the US Open in the same year, achieving the feat in the year 2012.
Almost A Double Gold
He won the gold at the 2012 London Olympics beating Roger Federer in the final to become the first Briton in over a 100 years to do so. He lost narrowly in the mixed doubles to claim silver in the same year with Laura Robson, in process becoming the first British pair to claim an Olympic medal since 1924.
The 500 Club
Recorded his 500th win on the ATP Tour at the Miami Open 2015, becoming the only British player ever to do so in the Open Era.