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Murray wins his second Wimbledon title

10 Jul 2016 | By Romesh Khaddar
Andy Murray: Career Highlights

Andy Murray won the Wimbledon 2016 title by defeating sixth seeded Milos Raonic in straight sets.

The final score in Murray's favor was 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2). This is Murray's third Grand Slam and second Wimbledon title.

Milos Raonic, who defeated Federer in the first semi-final, is yet to win his first Grand Slam.

In context: Andy Murray: Career Highlights

Early daysAndy Murray - Childhood and tennis debut

Andrew Barron Murray aka Andy Murray was born on 15 May 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Murray took to tennis at an early of three and his mother Judy, a former competitive tennis player, was his first coach.

He trained under Leon Smith between ages 11 and 17.

Murray's first competitive event was Florida's Orange Bowl which he won in his age group, in 1999.

Born with bipartite patella

Murray was born with a 'bipartite patella', where the kneecap stayed as two separate bones rather than fusing together. This wasn't diagnosed until he was 16, at which time he underwent an operation to fix it.
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Junior Titles and turning professional

Junior TennisJunior Titles and turning professional

Murray started out on the Challenger and Futures circuit in 2003, winning his first senior title by taking the Glasgow Futures event in September 2003.

Murray won his first significant title in 2004, the Junior US Open.

The same year he went on to win BBC's "Young Sports Personality of the Year".

Murray turned professional in April 2005, shortly after competing in Davis Cup.

2007-2011Murray's Rise to fame

Murray broke into the top 10 tennis rankings in 2007.

He came into the tennis spotlight when he beat the Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal to reach the final of 2008 US Open, which he eventually lost to Roger Federer.

In 2009, he climbed to No.2 ranking in the world.

Murray finished as the runner-up of two Australian Open finals in 2010 and 2011.

First GS title2012, the breakthrough year

2012 was Murray's breakthrough year when he brought on 8-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, as his coach.

In 2012, he made it to his first Wimbledon final, but lost to Federer.

He avenged the loss at 2012 Olympics, where he beat Federer to Olympic Gold.

The same year he claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open, defeating Novak Djokovic.

2013 GSWimbledon Championship title 2013

In 2013, Murray made history by winning the highly coveted Wimbledon championship title.

He defeated Novak Djokovic in the final, to become the first British male to win the tournament in 77 years, since Fred Perry.

Apart from becoming the BBC's "Sports Personality of the Year", in 2013, he also won the prestigious "Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough player of the year."

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11 GS finals

Including the 2016 Wimbledon, Murray reached a total of 11 Grand Slam finals. Out of this he lost 8 finals - three to Federer (2008 US Open, 2010 Aus Open, 2012 Wimbledon) and five to Djokovic (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 Aus Open, 2016 French Open).

Davis cup title for Britain

Andy Murray led his nation to first Davis Cup title win in 79 years when Great Britain won it in 2015, beating Belgium in the final.

10 Jul 2016Murray wins his second Wimbledon title


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