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This title made him the only British male to become a Grand Slam singles champion during the Open Era On 7 July 2013, Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships , becoming the first British player to win a Wimbledon senior singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first British man to win the Men's Singles Championship since Fred Perry , 77 years previously Murray is the only man in history to have won Olympic Gold and the US Open in the same calendar year, as well as the third man to hold the Gold Medal and two majors on different surfaces (after Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal ). He is also the very first tennis player and only man in its history to have won two Olympics Gold Medal in the singles category and on two different surfaces (grass in 2012, and hard 2016), making a consecutive Olympics singles Gold Medal final in Rio 2016 and defending his title by defeating Juan Martín del Potro in the Gold Medal singles final. At the 2012 US Open , Murray became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final in five sets. At the 2011 Australian Open , Murray's third Major final appearance ended in another straight sets defeat, this time at the hands of Novak Djokovic He made his fourth appearance in a Major final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships , becoming the first male British player since Bunny Austin in 1938 to make it to a Wimbledon final. The second half of the rivalry has been dominated by Federer, who since won 9 of their last 12 matches from 2010, and has led their rivalry since the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals 373 Federer leads 5-3 in finals, having won each of their Grand Slam Final meetings at the 2008 US Open 121 and 2010 Australian Open , both of which Federer won in straight sets, and the 2012 Wimbledon Championships , where Murray took the first set, but ended up losing in 4 sets.

 

 

321 In November 2016, Murray reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time before winning against Novak Djokovic in two sets, thus reaching year-end No. 1 322 and in doing so, becoming the first player to win a Grand Slam, the ATP World Tour Finals, the men's singles at the Olympic Games and a Masters 1000 title in the same calendar year. In the semi-final, he lost to defending champion Roger Federer in straight sets, and after Federer went on to win the tournament, this result saw Murray return to the No. 3 ranking and seeding for the US Open At the US Open, Murray beat Nick Kyrgios in four sets before beating Adrian Mannarino in five sets after being two sets down, equaling Federer for winning eight matches from two sets to love down. Born May 15, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland, Andy Murray has been ranked one of the world's best tennis players since 2007, and is a two-time Grand Slam winner.

 

 

The Grand Slam tournaments, larger-than-life players like Federer, Nadal, Murray, the Williams sisters, the huge fan following; all this and more makes tennis, or lawn tennis to be more precise, one of the most popular sports in the world. Murray scored an impressive victory over Novak Djokovic in a tough five sets to clinch his first Grand Slam title, becoming the first player from Great Britain since 1977—and the first British man since 1936—to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Until he arrived at Flushing Meadows to play his first Grand Slam tournament for nearly 14 months Murray had played only seven matches since starting his comeback following hip surgery, all of them over the best of three sets.

 

 

While Murray has led the majority of the rivalry, Wawrinka won their first two matches and beat Murray three consecutive times between 2013 and 2015, winning all of them in straight sets, until Murray ended the losing streak at the 2016 French Open , beating the defending champion Wawrinka in four sets to reach his first ever French Open final and become the first British man to do so since 1937. At the US Open , Murray entered a Grand Slam tournament as defending champion for the first time, and started strongly with a straight sets win against Michaël Llodra He backed this up with wins over Leonardo Mayer , Florian Mayer and Denis Istomin to reach the quarter-finals at a major for the 11th straight tournament. 217 Despite facing a fightback in the second set, Murray won in straight sets to make it through to his tenth consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, 218 in which he was to play Fernando Verdasco, the first left-handed player Murray had faced since the 2012 US Open For the seventh time in his career, Murray had to come back from a deficit of two sets to ultimately come through in five, 219 setting up a semi-final clash with 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz , the Polish player who beat Murray in their previous encounter.

 

 

Murray defeated Djokovic in five sets, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam final since Fred Perry in 1936, 192 and the first Scottish-born player to win a Grand Slam final since Harold Mahony in 1896. For the first time since Wimbledon last year Andy Murray is a winner at a Grand Slam, beats James Duckworth in four sets. At the 2012 US Open, Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets, becoming the first player from Great Britain to win a Grand Slam singles tournament since 1977.

 

 

Most recently, when a reporter declared that Sam Querrey—who beat Murray in the Wimbledon quarterfinals—was the first American tennis player to reach the semis of a major championship since 2009, Murray quickly and coolly corrected him: male player.” (Serena Williams has won 14 grand slams since that year.) When other folks in the press room chuckled, Murray didn't crack a smile. In the 2012 Olympic Games , Murray defeated Roger Federer at the in straight sets to win the gold medal in the men's singles final, becoming the first British singles champion in over 100 years. 375 Their last grand slam meeting was at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships semi-finals, where a dominant Federer defeated Murray in straight sets, earning a place in his 10th Wimbledon final.

 

 

In 2016, Murray suffered his 4th loss (his 5th total) in the final of the Australian Open from Djokovic, then the Serbian defeated the British player in four sets in the Roland Garros final, where Djokovic won his first Roland Garros title and completed the Career Grand Slam. 289 At the third grand slam of the year, the 2015 Wimbledon Championships , Murray dropped only two sets on his way to setting up a semi-final clash with Roger Federer. Murray's defence then came to a halt as Grigor Dimitrov ended his 17 match winning-streak on the grass of Wimbledon (this includes the 2012 Olympics) with a straight sets win, meaning Murray failed to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2008.

 

 

Despite the Serb being the favourite to win the title throughout the Championships, Murray overcame Djokovic in a straight sets match that lasted over three hours, to become the first British winner of the men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936, the first Scot of either sex to win a Wimbledon singles title since Harold Mahony in 1896, and to extend his winning streak on grass to 18 matches. 193 The win would also set several records for Murray: it involved the longest tiebreak in US Open final history at 12-10 in the first set, it made Murray the first man ever to win an Olympic gold medal and the US Open in the same year, and it tied with the 1988 US Open final (in which Murray's coach Lendl competed) as the longest final in the tournament's history 194 By defeating Djokovic in the final , Murray achieved his 100th Grand Slam match win of his career.

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