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Andy Murray Can Lead Great Britain to Victory - December-07

Tim Henman believes Andy Murray can lead Great Britain to tennis glory in the Davis Cup. Murray will take on the captain role and bring Britain back into the world group after the victory over Croatia three months back. Henman explained that “You are going to need to be mentally resilient, but plenty have done it in the past and I’m sure Andy will do it in the future. It’s a physical challenge playing five sets over three days.” Playing Argentina in February Henman said “ Argentina have amazing strength in depth and home advantage playing on clay is a tough task for us.” VTennis.co.uk looks forward to following Andy Murray in his pursuit for Victory!

Davis Cup Winners Table

1). United States = Thirty two wins, with the last win in 2007.

2). Australia = Twenty eight wins, with the last win in 2003.

3). Great Britain Nine wins, with the last win in 1936.

4). France = Nine wins, with the last win in 2001.

5). Sweden = Seven wins, with the last win in 1998.

6). Germany = Three wins, with the last win in 1993.

7). Russia = Two wins, with the last win in 2006.

8). Spain = Two wins, with the last win in 2004.

9). Croatia = One win, with the last win in 2005.

10). Czech Republic = One win, with the last win in 1980.

Andy Murray Wins San Jose Open - February-07

After a hard fort battle Andy Murray retained his San Jose Open title for the second consecutive year. Wining six – seven, six – four and seven – six after being a set down and a break in the second set in two and half hours. Murray was delighted to win his second ATP Tour title beating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic.

Murray commented that: “On a court as fast as this, I’ve had to play some big servers so it’s about mental strength”.

You have to play a great tournament to win, regardless of how well you’re hitting the ball. But you do have to strike the ball pretty well and I think I did that this week.

Commenting on the future Murray explained: “I think I have more experience this year. I am looking forward to the clay-court season.

This year I have won all three-set matches I’ve played. So that’s the key sticking in their in tough matches.

Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal - January-07

Andy Murray is heading for a fascinating fourth round clash with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. After his win over Juan Ignacio Chela six-three, six-two, six-four.

He commented on his victory and upcoming tennis tie with Rafael Nadal;

"I served great the whole match and once I started to find my range from the ground, I started to make him do a lot of running and hit a lot of winners today."

Regarding Rafael Nadal :

"I'm looking forward to it," said Murray.

"It'll be a good test for me to see how well I do against him. I want to see what problems I can cause for him.

"If I play like I did tonight, it's going to be close match."

"I played very well,"

Magnificent Murray Marches On - January-07

Andy Murray off to a magical start in Australia as he wins his opening tennis match six-zero, six-zero six one over Spain’s Alberto Martin. This was there first meeting of both tennis players and Murray just blew his contender out of the water in a great first tournament match. The exceptional hot temperatures meant Murray was moved indoors which seemed to be a positive for him.

Andy Murray now ranked 16 th in the world commented by saying “It was pretty easy. I was expecting a tough match, but it gave me a chance to play my shots and I thought I played pretty smart.

Andy will play Fernando Verdasco or Paul-Henri Mathieu in the second round.

Andy Murray Defeats Andy Roddick at Wimbledon - July-06

Andy Murray was in stunning form as he defeated the Wimbledon number three seed Andy Roddick in an amazing show of tennis skill in straight sets.

Murray is still only nineteen and un-seeded at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. However, this is likely to change after he played the best tennis of his career to date, playing against one of the hardest hitters in the game. Andy Roddick found it hard to read Murray’s game and even with his powerful shots he found it difficult to break him down.

Andy Murray succeeded in the game by returning a significant amount of powerful first and second serves. Murray also played with great courage and tactics as he moved the tennis ball with easy around the court mixing up his play and keeping Roddick guessing. The seven-six, six-four, six-four win is the biggest upset of the tournament so far.

Andy Murray paid tribute to Andy Roddick after the tennis match and commented that; “To get into the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time is great.

If I play like that I think I've got a good chance of winning my next match

Therefore, "I am pretty excited just now. I think that has got to be my best win,

beating a two-time Wimbledon finalist."

Andy Murray Starts Wimbledon in an Impressive Opener - June-06

Playing Chilean, Nicolas Massu in the first round Andy Murray won in comfort and style: six-one, six-four, and six-four in one hour fifty three minutes.

Murray will play either Bjorn Phau or Julien Benneteau in the second-round.

Andy looks as if he has arrived at Wimbledon in good form and playing consistent tennis. However, it is only the first round and fans will remain realistic but, optimistic of his tennis run in the following weeks.

His form on centre court was excellent as he dominated the match against the 31st-seed opponent. Murray mixed up his game at the right times with a wide range of drop and sliced shots.

Murray fans wait in anticipation for his next tennis match either watching at home or at the Wimbledon Championships perched on “Murray’s Mount” also known as Henman's Hill.

Andy Murray Wins in a Magnificent Final against Lleyton Hewitt - Feb-06

Andy Murray wins his first ATP tournament in San Jose after a magnificent 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) win over Lleyton Hewitt. This win pushes Andrew Murray up to forty seventh place in the world after this tournament win.

Andy Murray started the match tentatively and consequently had his serve broken three times in the opening set of the match. After Hewitt took the first set convincingly two-six Murray seemed to lose all his previous nerves and began to go for his shots and making better shot selections.

This improvement led him to an impressive six-one come back in the second set. The third set Murray continued in impressive form forcing Hewitt in retreat. Hewitt managed to save two match points with aces at four-five and five-six in the third and final set to force a tie-break. Andy Murray may have lost out in the tie breaker after being ahead throughout the third set but won convincingly seven-three.

Andy Murray commented on the match,

"I felt like I was getting my chances with the points in the first set, but then I was making a few too many mistakes and errors,"

It was important for me to break in the first game of the second set. I didn't want to play catch-up with a guy as good as Lleyton. When I got that break, it gave me a little confidence.”

"I like to change the pace of the ball, play the slice, play some soft, some hard and I usually return well. If you keep that up for the match, you should get quite a few chances to break."

He obviously didn’t serve as well as he can, I don’t know if that was because I was returning very well or if he just wasn’t feeling as confident as he normally was.”

This is Andrew Murray’s second career victory over a top 10 opponent since beating Andy Roddick in the semi-finals of SAP Open.

Andy Murray beats Andy Roddick in Semi Final Clash - Feb-06

Andy Murray ranked sixty beat world number three in the SAP Open Semi-Finals with an amazing, victory over Andy Roddick of the USA . The 7-5, 7-5 triumph is the best result of his tennis career against a top seeded player.

This tennis match means that Andrew Muarry has become the youngest tournament winner since Michael Chang aged sixteen in 1988.

In the first set of the match, Andy Roddick served fast however, Murray broke Roddick's serve for a five-four advantage. Murray then won a point after returning from a one hundred and thirty-six mph serve. This highlighted that Murray was not going to be overpowered by the Roddick's rocket serves. In the final game, Andy Murray held serve to win the first set.

In the second set the intensity was high with both tennis players wanting to win. Andy Murray broke Roddick's serve to gain a three-two lead. Before the final game, Murray roared in anticipation of a famous victory and managed to maintain his cool to beat a top ten opponent for the first time in four attempts.

Andy Roddick's big serve was Murray’s main concern during the match however, he handle the pace with understanding, as he returned the powerful shots no matter how hard it they were hit. This frustrated Roddick as it affected his game plan and left him vulnerable to counter attacks on the Murray return of serve.

I have so much respect for a guy like Roddick. He's achieved so much,” Murray commented after the tennis match. “It's great just to be on the court with him. To beat him is amazing.”

Andy Murray explained that his service returns were key to the match.

He obviously didn't serve as well as he can. I don't know if that was because I was returning very well or if he just wasn't feeling as confident as he normally was.”

Andy Murray now moves on to the final were he will play Lleyton Hewitt.

I'm really looking forward to playing my match tomorrow because now that I've won against a top 10 player, it gives me the confidence knowing I can do it because I've had chances against top 10 players before and I haven't taken them.”

This will be Andy Murray’s second final following the defeat to Roger Federer at the Thailand Open in 2005. Murray is likely to push into world's top fifty when the new tennis rankings come out on Monday. Murray’s comments on the subject were,

You want to be pushing your ranking in the right direction and to get into the top 50 is a pretty decent achievement at 18 years of age

It's come pretty quickly but I feel like I deserve it.

I didn't have the best start to the year but I've been working very hard and I just had to get a few matches under my belt, get a bit of confidence.

Commenting on his prospects in the up and coming Final Andy Murray explained,

I will probably have to play my best match to beat him"

He is a double Grand Slam champion, he is in the top 10 of the world and I don't think he has dropped a set this week and he is playing pretty well, but I'm going to go out and try to play one of my best matches."

Andy Murray Reaches Semi-finals of SAP Open in San Jose - Feb-06

Andy Murray lost the opening set to Robin Soderling of Sweden and suffered from a break down in the second set. However, Andrew Murray fought determinedly in order to brake back into the match of which he succeeded and levelled the match at one all.

In the final set Andy Murray etched out an early break however, Soderling managed to level the tennis match back to four-four. Murray successfully broke him once again to serve out a gutsy 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory.

Murray's next opponent will be a Semi-Final clash with Andy Roddick of the USA.

I started off pretty badly,”

I had a late-night match on Thursday and I didn't get to sleep until about 11 o'clock . I returned pretty well in the last two sets .”

“I was trying to get myself going because I started the match so sloppy

It obviously worked. I was a little frustrated at the four or five bad calls on big points.”

You don't want to be unpopular on tour, but when you are on the court you have to do what you have to do to win.” Explained Andy Murray.

Andy Murray Reaches Quarter Finals of SAP Open in San Jose
- Feb-06

Andy Murray continues in great form with another win at the SAP Open in San Jose. This win has pushed him through to the Quarter Final stages, wining 6-4, 6-2 over Yeu-Tzuoo Wang.

Andy Murray started slowly losing out to a three, zero lead in favour of Wang. However, Murray managed to break back level after a epic eighth game. By holding on to his serve his was able to take advantage and take the first set 6-4.

The second set of this tennis match was straighter forward as Andy Murray expressed his game with greater authority. Murray went on to take the set 6-2 and setup a Quarter final match against Robin Soderling of Sweden. Soderling defeated Mark Philippoussis in the previous round.

I think the first set was the toughest I’ve played on the tour.” explained Andy Murray.

Andy Murray beats Mardy Fish at the SAP Open in San Jose - Feb-06

Andrew Murray beat Mardy Fish of the USA at the SAP Open in San Jose. Andy fired home with his A-game, in an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win. Murray played with an improved serve firing five aces being broken only once. He managed to successfully covert six out of his eleven break points.

Andy Murray believed that this was the best match he has played this year so far and is more to the level of tennis he was playing in a successful 2005 season.

Murray commented on the match by stating, “That’s the best match I’ve played this year so far. I feel like I’m hitting well and I was moving well.”

I’ve been struggling with my serve but practised a lot in the last couple of weeks and was happy with it tonight.”

I was aggressive on the right balls and I was taking risks and I played a really solid match. I’m really happy with how it went.” said Andy Murray.

Andy Murray wins BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year 2005 - Dec-05

Andrew Murray from Dunblane won the title with over fifty percent of the votes. The award was presented by Hibernian manager Tony Mowbray.

"It has been non-stop since Wimbledon : I've played well against Roger Federer, the world number one, and I have beaten Tim Henman."

"I've also reached the final of an ATP tournament. If someone had told me that at the start of the year I'd have been pretty chuffed." explained Andy Murray.

Murray is a Hibernian supporter himself and Tony Mowbray revealed that the Hibernian players are all big admirers of the young tennis talent.

Mowbray says, "He is an inspiration to everyone with the way he looks after himself. My young players look up to him in the dressing room,".

Andy Murray Named Player of the Year - Dec-05

Andy Murray wins his first player of the year title in the Lawn Tennis Association awards.

Andy Murray had a fantastic 2005 tennis season, rising quickly up the tennis rankings from over four hundredth place to end the year at a very respectable sixty three. This also included a debut in the Davis Cup.

Murray's 2005 tennis season highlights included an impressive debut at the Wimbledon and US Open Championships before going on to reach his first ATP tennis final in Bangkok, losing out to world number one Roger Federer.

Andy Murray vs England - Nov-05

Andy Murray played in the First Aberdeen Cup against old rivals England. Murray Playing for Scotland encountered his Davis cup rival Greg Rusedski in this two-day tournament.

Murray discussed his thoughts before the start of the tournament by explaining; " I'm really looking forward to playing for Scotland . Playing for your country is always an honour. It will be difficult playing Greg as he is someone that, along with Tim Henman, I've supported for the last six or seven years. I've spent a bit of time with him at Davis Cup and we've practised together. Hopefully it will be a good experience and I can come through and win the points for Scotland .

Murray defeated British number one Tim Henman in the first round at the Basel Indoor Championships. Therefore, Andy Murray is progressing towards becoming the new face at the top of British tennis. “Beating Tim was a huge victory for me as he is someone I have looked up to since I was very young. I don't feel I have any pressure to beat Greg. I've had a few weeks off from competing, so I am looking forward to getting back out there.” explained Andy Murray.

Andy Murray Reconditioning - Nov-05

Andy Murray will be looking to use this time off to develop himself into an world-class tennis player for future championships. On Friday, Murray visited the gym to see Olympic boxing silver medallist Amir Khan another outstanding British teenage sporting talent.

From this, Murray has recently visited the famous Institute of Sports Medicine to gain a greater understanding of his physical condition. This is to help propel Andy Murray through to the later stages of tournaments without fitness concerns.

Andy’s like for boxing means that he hopes to integrate it into his training schedule, ‘It’s the first time I’ve been in the gym to see the guys train. They all work hard and have very good upper body strength, which is one thing I want to get better. I can see boxing training as a way of getting myself stronger.’

Andy Murray will therefore, be looking towards the New Year and a much anticipated Australian Open.

Andy Murray beats Tim Henman - Oct-05

The Tennis Match between Andy Murray and Tim Henman was described in the press as the “Changing of the Guard” or the “Battle of Britiain”.

Before this match, started Murray was preparing to play his tennis idol, while Henman was returning from injury. Both players looked nerves as the match started however, Tim Henman seemed to be the tightest of the two men due to the lack of recent match play. This allowed Murray to express his game more freely winning the first four games with little trouble. The first set ended 6-2 to Andy.

In the second set around 46 minutes in, Henman started to attack placing Andy off balance. Tim brakes to a 3-1 lead after the ball hits the net and drops swiftly to the ground. However, Murray breaks straight back after a poor service game by Tim.

One hour into the game, its 4-3 in the second and the tennis match becomes a much closer affair. Andy Murray serves for the match at 5-4 however, Henman heroically fights back to win 7-5.

In a match with many errors due to the level of tension and tightness in each players game shown by Andy Murray first serves in: 47% while Tim Henman: 45%.Tim leads the match for the first time in the start of the third set with the 1st set lasting 36 minutes and the 2nd lasting 46 minutes. The set follows service until the tension rises up to the final tiebreak.

In the tiebreak Murray takes a 3-0 lead before Henman wins the first point. At 5-4 Tim missed firing into the net, Andy Murray has 3 match points. On the other hand, at 6-4 it seems as if Tim can turn the match around. However, The Murray mentality holds to take a memorable career victory 7-6 in the third in two hours and thirteen minutes.

Andy Murray Vs Tim Henman - Oct-05

Andy Murray (WC) and Tim Henman (6) both from GBR are to face each other in the 1st round of the BASEL ATP – Tennis Tournament. This tennis match which all British fans are waiting to watch with great anticipation starts at around 2:45pm on the 26th of October 2005.

Will Henman’s experience see him to victory or will Andy Murray’s raw talent take him through to the second round?

Andy Murray Out to copy Federer - Oct-05

Murray is aiming to boost his prospects for next summer’s Wimbledon by having a greater controlling over his temperament and boost his mental strength.

Andy wishes his tennis could meet all his ambitions when on court. Therefore, he is following Roger Federer’s example of greater mental toughness while on the tennis court, Murray hopes this will help boost his tennis and ranking further.

After Murray’s excellent display at the Thailand Open 2005 reaching the final to play Roger Federer his ranking climbed to number 72 in the world. ‘You have to be yourself on court because you think better that way’. Andy Murray has moved up 350 places since the start of the year.

Murray is looking to practice playing at the net more often and improve his shot selection for the 2006 tennis season.

Andy Murray is Voted No 6 - Oct-05

Andrew Murray "Andy Murray" has been voted into 6 th place in the British children’s top sports idols.

Top Ten sporting idols:

  1. Frank Lampard
  2. Paula Radcliffe
  3. Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff
  4. David Beckham
  5. Dame Kelly Holmes
  6. Andrew Murray "Andy Murray"

  7. Steven Gerrard
  8. Lance Armstrong
  9. Thierry Henry
  10. Michael Owen

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