Anyone remember what they were doing on the 19th of February 2006? I don’t but I’m sure Andy Murray does as this was the date 10 years ago today when the British number one won his first career title!
Over the last ten years us British Tennis fans have been spoilt and we may never in my lifetime have a player as good as Andy, I hope we do but Andy’s achievements during this ten year period have been nothing less than Spectacular.
This title win for Andy back in 2006 put him on the map beating one of the game’s best in my opinion in Lleyton Hewitt whose passion and work ethic on the tour is exceptional. Sadly that was their first and last meeting on the tour having not met at all in over 9 years which is unusual.
Andy’s career achievements to date have been fantastic to witness over the years:
- Wimbledon Champion in 2013
- US Open Champion in 2012
- Olympic Gold in 2012
- Davis Cup Champion 2015
- 11 Masters 1000 titles
- Career high of world number two
- Olympic Silver (doubles) in 2012
- 550+ wins
- 35+ career titles
I still think it’s amazing how he is criticised a lot in the UK. He’s one of our greatest ever sportsman if not the greatest but people seem to prefer to criticise than praise. To stay as competitive as he has in the game when you consider he is playing in the era of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic probably 3 of the 5 players of all time!
10 years in sport is a long time and to achieve what he has in this time since his first title is incredibly brilliant and he’s to more success, maybe not another 10 years but who knows!