In a series of wins, British sportsman Andy Murray has defeated former world number one Novak Djokovic to end the season as the new holder of the top spot.

It was a bad outing for the former champion Novak Djokovic as time ran out with him being unable to defeat the aggressive new champion. Against all predictions and pre-match forecasts, the 29-year old Scot managed to emerge victorious after a grueling face off with the talented defending champion.

This is perhaps his most remarkable win over Djokovic ever since winning the first of his three grand slam titles in New York four years back. By snatching this top rank from Djokovic, Murray has confirmed to all tennis fanatics that not only is he the best player in the world statistically, he is also deserving of the number one ranking in every way. The new champion is very likely to remain in the spot into the summer of the upcoming 2017 season. Continue reading

Murray Decides To Rest

The latest win of Novak Djokovic is all over the news. However, Andy Murray is equally in the spotlight, having been part of this epic match. He has reached Grand Slam finals about ten times in total, which is no small feat. His total victories have been two so far in these final matches.

It is often said that, it is not how many wins you gather, but how long you sustained in the run for achievement. Murray has definitely shown sustenance in that matter. He has been persistent and reached the finals several times. That itself shows his dedication and perseverance. The latest game was challenging indeed, where he put up a difficult front of his opponent as well. Continue reading

Andy Murray Priority trying to get Best Rankings for 2015

Andy Murray has been playing quite a lot of late. There has been hardly a week in the last couple of months in which he has remained out of action.

The Scot is actually looking to get to top 4 in the World rankings so that during the 2015 season, he manages to get easy draw in Grand Slams and other major competitions.

Murray is not too far away from getting there. He is already at the 5th position and if he does well in the Masters tournament in Paris that is coming up shortly, not only would he be able to climb further up in the rankings, he would also make it to the World Tour Finals.

However, according to Murray, if he qualifies for the finals, it’s good, but, it’s not his priority. His priority is to get as high in the rankings as possible before the season gets over.

Speaking to the reporters yesterday, the 27-year old said, “The last two months have been pretty tough on the body, but, having won a number of games out of which some were extremely close ones, I am feeling pretty confident.”

When asked about his chances of getting to the tour finals, Murray said, “Well, everybody wants to participate in it and so am I. It’s such a high level tournament, but, my main ambition at the moment is to get to 4 somehow because if I do that, I am surely going to get facilitated in terms of seeding next year.”

Murray’s opening encounter in the upcoming BNP Paribas Masters will be versus Julien Benneteau tomorrow.

That will be a second round match. Murray has cleared the first round through a bye. Benneteau, on the other hand, had to beat Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan to progress ahead.


Generally in those tournaments which get played on hard courts, Andy Murray is considered as a very tough man to beat because his game is just ideal for that type of surfaces, but, surprisingly, the Scot has never been able to be at his dominating best in the BNP Paribas Open in his career so far.

He always struggles there and he is doing so this year as well. Although, he has won both his matches and has got into the 4th round of the ongoing tournament, but, in both those matches, his performances were just ordinary.

The player which Murray was up against in the third round was Jiri Vesely who is placed more than 70 positions lower than him in the world rankings, but, despite that, the Scot couldn’t crush him. He was in fact in danger of being crushed himself at one point of time as after losing the first set, he had got trailed in the second set too, but, he somehow managed the situation and improved his game just in time to win the last two sets by slender margins to seal the match.

In the post match interview, Murray said, “The standard of tennis was not very high during the match. Both of us were in poor nick and made a lot of mistakes. I am glad that in the latter parts of the match, I played a bit better and won.”

Murray went through an operation not so long ago. So, he was bound to be a little clumsy coming into this season, but, not this much. It seems he just has no rhythm at all and that’s a danger sign for him with matches against the big players coming up.

In the next round, Murray will be facing either Alejandro Falla or Milos Raonic.


Andy Murray has defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in his second match in the ongoing Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-4.

With this win, the British superstar has made sure that he would finish at no. 5 in the tournament.

This is the first victory that Murray has pulled off after his back operation. He hadn’t looked anywhere close to his best in his previous match against the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but, against, Wawrinka, he looked fluent and won with ease.

Wawrinka is the same player who had knocked Murray out of the US Open last season. He beat him in the quarter final round and didn’t let him win that tournament for the second time in a row. The British player would have been very happy to avenge that loss.

Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Murray said, “My purpose of coming here was to play a few matches against the top players and I am glad that I was up against two very good players in the last two games.”

When asked what he has to say regarding his fitness, Murray said, “I would say it’s pretty good at the moment, but, when you remain on the sidelines for such a long time, you need a few matches. It’s good that I got a couple of them here. It’s only going to help me.”

After that interview, Murray didn’t waste any time at all and went back to have some practice. That shows how determined he is to get back to full rhythm.

The next tournament that Murray is going to feature in is the Qatar Open which is going to start in about 15 days’ time.


If you are an Andy Murray fan, there is bad news for you. You are not going to see your favourite player play any more matches this season. The Scot is set to go through back surgery which will rule him out of action for a few months.

This back problem is not new for Murray. He has been suffering from this problem since the last one and half years. He had to withdraw his name from this year’s French Open because of the same problem.

Murray managed to regain 100% fitness after the French Open though and ended up participating in the last two Grand Slams of the year i.e. Wimbledon and US Open but, while, playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup clash against Croatia a few days back, that problem started to trouble him again because of which he decided to meet a specialist who suggested him to opt for surgery.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Spokesperson of Murray said, “Andy was comfortable with his back while playing on grass courts, but, after making some appearances on clay and hard courts off late, he started to feel the pain again. He went to the specialist who told him that the surgery would solve the issue permanently. Hopefully, the operation will go smoothly and he will be back 100% fit for the new season.”

Despite having that back problem, Murray had featured in 3 matches in the Davis Cup tie against Croatia and had won all of them to help his team win the tie and make it to the World Group.

Murray had to take part in 5 more tournaments this season including the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour finals which will be played in London in November.