Andy Murray won his first Grand Slam title in 2012, with a five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final. A year later he ended the Curse of Fred Perry, becoming the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon. Three years later, after working with Amelie Mauresmo and reuniting with Ivan Lendl, Murray ended his three-year Grand Slam drought by taking the 2016 Wimbledon title. In 2015, Murray led Great Britain to its first Davis Cup title since 1936. Murray defeated Belgium’s David Goffin in the final match. Murray is known for his tremendous defense and his uncanny ability to counter-punch. He rarely makes errors and has great anticipation. He has been criticized on many occasions for his on-court temperament, oftentimes displaying bouts of frustration and anger. He’s long been an outspoken proponent of equal pay in tennis.
Murray won his first Grand Slam at the 2012 U.S. Open, defeating Djokovic, 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2:
He ended the Curse of Fred Perry in 2013 with his straight-set win over Djokovic:
Three years after winning his last Slam, Murray defeated Milos Raonic in the final for his second Wimbledon title: