Andy Murray

Murray, Nishikori off to winning start in Australian Open

Murray, Nishikori off to winning start in Australian Open

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 : World number one Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form as he kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets victory over Ukrainian opponent Illya Marchenko here on Monday.

The 29-year-old stormed into the second round after registering a solid 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win over Marchenko in a thrilling clash that lasted two hours and 47 minutes.

Marchenko was relentless for the first two sets, continuing to frustrate the top seed, breaking his serve three times in eight to begin.

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Andy Murray, Mo Farah knighted

Andy Murray, Mo Farah knighted

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.31 : World number one Andy Murray and Olympic gold medallist sprinter Mo Farah have been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honour list.

Murray will receive the knighthood for his stellar season, having ended Novak Djokovic' 122-week reign to become the second-oldest player since John Newcombe in 1974 to debut at World No. 1.

The Briton notched up a total of nine titles this year, including a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic singles gold in Rio de Janeiro.

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Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open

Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open

London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 : Having ended up as runner-up at the Australian Open on five occasions, World No.1 Andy Murray has decided to head for Abu Dhabi to prepare for a sixth title shot at the Australian Open to be played at the Melbourne Park next month.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Murray has decided to skip the Hopman Cup to do what he called "something different" in the hope of ending his Melbourne drought.

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`Surprised` Federer lauds Murray's extraordinary achievements

`Surprised` Federer lauds Murray's extraordinary achievements

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.20 :17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has saluted `extraordinary` Andy Murray for surpassing Serbia's Novak Djokovic and becoming the new World number one.

Last month, Murray dethroned Djokovic to earn his first title at the ATP World Tour finals and made sure he remained No. 1 until next season.

By ending Djokovic's 122-week reign, Murray also became the second-oldest player since John Newcombe in 1974 to debut at World No. 1.

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Murray bags BBC Spoty award for record third time

Murray bags BBC Spoty award for record third time

Melbourne [Australia], Dec.19 : World number one Andy Murray capped off his glorious year by winning the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for a record third time.

After being presented the award by former boxer Lennox Lewis at the ceremony in Birmingham, the 29-year-old thanked his team as well as his family for all the sacrifices and faith they had put in him.

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Murray brothers named ITF World Champions for 2016

Murray brothers named ITF World Champions for 2016

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.14 : World number one Andy Murray capped off his stellar season by being named ITF World Champion for 2016, with brother Jamie winning the doubles award along with partner Bruno Soares.

It was for the first time that the two brothers have picked men's singles and doubles World Champions award in the same year.

Asserting that it means a lot to be named ITF World Champion, Murray said that it is particularly special this time around as he is being named along with his brother Jamie.

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World No. 1 Murray feels 'too young' for knighthood

World No. 1 Murray feels 'too young' for knighthood

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 23 : With reports suggesting that Andy Murray, who finished the ATP year as world No 1 player, might be in line for a knighthood, the Briton has insisted that he is "too young" for the country's "highest honour."

The 29-year-old, who beat Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday, has been tipped to be named in the New Year honours list.

"Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country," Murray was quoted by Sport24 while talking to a channel.

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Murray motivated to sustain dominance as World No. 1

Murray motivated to sustain dominance as World No. 1

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 21 : World No. 1 Andy Murray, who ended his 2016 campaign on a perfect note after defeating Novak Djokovic in straights in the summit clash of the ATP World Tour Finals, has warned the Serb saying that he is ready to embark on a sustained period of dominance.

Murray dethroned Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in a contest that lasted for an hour and 43 minutes to earn his first title at the ATP finals and make sure he remained No. 1 until next season.

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Murray ends season as No. 1, defeats Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals

Murray ends season as No. 1, defeats Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals

London [UK], Nov. 21 : Ace British tennis player Andy Murray ended his 2016 campaign on a perfect note after defeating Novak Djokovic in straights in the summit clash of the ATP World Tour Finals, assuming the mantle of year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

Murray dethroned Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in a contest that lasted for an hour and 43 minutes to earn his first title at the ATP finals and make sure he remained No. 1 until next season.

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Murray to face Djokovic in ATP World Tour final

Murray to face Djokovic in ATP World Tour final

London, Nov 20 : Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will fight to finish as year-end world number one in Sunday's final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The Briton, 29, beat Milos Raonic in a gripping semi-final 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (11-9) in three hours and 38 minutes to reach his first season-ending final, BBC reported on Saturday.

Djokovic swept past Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-1 in his last four encounter.

The winner will end the year top of the world rankings, the first time the battle for the top spot has been fought in the final match of the season.IANS

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