For years, British tennis waited for someone to come along and remind the Union that they were in fact one of the top tennis nations. Well, arise Andy Murray!
Currently the World #1, the Glasgow-born Scot is one of the most impressive players of his generation. Alongside brother Jamie, who he plays with on a regular basis, Murray has long been one of the most impressive tennis players of the modern game. Alongside the likes of Djokovic and Nadal, Murray has always stood out as one of the most impressive tennis players of his age group. While he may never amass the incredible success of Roger Federer, a whopping 45 Singles titles alone stands him out as one of the most impressive tennis players in the history of the sport.
Known for his decisive style and excellent staying power, Murray tends to make many lesser lights look like fools. His analytical nature on the court as well as his temperament ensures that he can always stand out as a very impressive competitor. Without doubt, he holds such a deeply impressive and easy to watch playing style – he’s an inspiration to most, for that reason.
His mother, Judy, has played a critical role in the development of both he and his brother’s careers. As a massive sporting fan in general, he is a huge fan of Edinburgh-based football club Hibernian, and was even once offered trials with Rangers of Glasgow.
He rejected that chance, though, and concentrated on tennis to eventually become one of the best players of the modern era. While his achievements are so vast and extensive to list, his Wimbledon triumphs are some of the most impressive of all time. He won the tournament for the first time in 2013, which became one of the most spoken about factors in the UK that year – even ahead of the appointment of The Pope!
With three Grand Slam tournaments – the US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon, when he defeated Raonic. He defeated friend and rival Djokovic for his other wins.
Indeed, he reached Grand Slam Finals in both Singles and Doubles tournaments in 2016, alongside his brother, Jamie. He’s only missed one Grand Slam since 2007, when he missed out on the 2013 Roland Garros with a back injury.
Consistent, entertaining, erudite and amazing – Andy Murray is spoken about, fairly, as the greatest sportsman that Britain has ever produced.