At The 2012 US Open Andy Murray Became The First British Player Since

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Andy Murray


At the 2012 US Open, he 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 five sets. He also won a silver medal in mixed doubles. He has been the runner-up in five other singles Grand Slam finals: the 2008 US Open, the 2010 Australian Open, the 2011 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon and the 2013 Australian Open losing three to Roger Federer and two to Novak Djokovic. in 2011, Murray became only the seventh player in the Open Era to reach the semifinals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year. His maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s. Murray’s brother, Jamie, is also a professional tennis player, playing on the doubles circuit. At 15, he was asked to train with Rangers Football Club at their School of Excellence, but declined, opting to focus on his tennis career instead.