MIKE DICKSON picks his 10 favourite moments watching Andy Murray

From ending the long drought for a British Grand Slam winner to joining us in the stands to watch Kyle Edmund… MIKE DICKSON picks his 10 favourite moments watching Andy Murray

  • Andy Murray broke down as he revealed that he will end his career this year
  • The 31-year-old has been struggling with a hip injury that first flared up in 2017
  • Sportsmail’s tennis correspondent MIKE DICKSON has followed him up close
  • Here he picks his 10 most memorable moments covering the British star 

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Sportsmail's Mike Dickson has witnessed Murray's career from up close 

Sportsmail’s Mike Dickson has witnessed Murray’s career from up close 

Mike Dickson has had a courtside seat for Andy Murray’s rise to the top of the tennis world.

From his beginnings as the latest British teenager at Wimbledon to lifting the trophy two times — and with plenty more golden moments along the way — Sportmail’s tennis correspondent has witnessed it all.

On Friday, Murray announced he is on the verge of quitting as he struggles to overcome a hip injury.

The former world No 1 said he would retire after this year’s Wimbledon, though he admitted he may not make it that far.

Here, Dickson picks his top 10 favourite moments watching the blaze of British glory…

10 His press conference after reaching the 2012 US Open final 

A routine talk with the media became totally surreal when it was gatecrashed by a mildly tiddled Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Sean Connery, and mother Judy, who had all been toasting his victory over Tomas Berdych. 

Andy Murray poses with Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Sean Connery, and mother Judy in New York 

Andy Murray poses with Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Sean Connery, and mother Judy in New York 

9 Gold medal at London 2012

Roger Federer was hammered on Centre Court in the final as Murray played his part in what was arguably the greatest weekend in British sporting history. 

He hammered Roger Federer on arguably the greatest weekend in British sporting history

He hammered Roger Federer on arguably the greatest weekend in British sporting history

8 – Winning the Miami Open in 2009

An intoxicating victory at a significant event, which was the first time it seemed that this really was a Grand Slam champion and world No 1 in the making. 

In winning the Miami Open in 2009, Murray first hinted he could be a Grand Slam champion

In winning the Miami Open in 2009, Murray first hinted he could be a Grand Slam champion

7 – Going to No 1 at the ATP Finals in London

Beating Novak Djokovic at the O2 Arena in 2016 proved conclusively he was the best player in the world at that time. 

It always looked like that was the moment of Peak Murray and so it proved.  

The British star proved he was the best player in the world at the 2016 ATP Finals in London

The British star proved he was the best player in the world at the 2016 ATP Finals in London

6 – Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Juan Martin Del Potro simply would not give up but this was Murray at his most utterly unyielding, fighting point after point of brutal intensity in the final. 

Murray overcame Juan Martin Del Potro to secure a second Olympic gold medal in 2016

Murray overcame Juan Martin Del Potro to secure a second Olympic gold medal in 2016

5 A second Wimbledon title in 2016

While not an especially memorable final when he beat Milos Raonic, this fortnight was Murray at his most perfect pitch on grass, from the first round onwards. 

Murray was at his most perfect pitch on grass as he won a second Wimbledon title in 2016

Murray was at his most perfect pitch on grass as he won a second Wimbledon title in 2016

4Joining us to watch Kyle Edmund at Roland Garros

Murray watched Edmund win his French Open first-round match from the stands on an outside court in 2015. 

That Murray would walk through the crowds to offer his support to a then obscure young British player was a measure of his true character. 

The former world No 1 watched his compatriot Kyle Edmund from the stands at Roland Garros

The former world No 1 watched his compatriot Kyle Edmund from the stands at Roland Garros

3 That lob on match point to clinch the Davis Cup final against Belgium in 2015 

Murray was superlative throughout the whole campaign but the match point rally to win the final, and the subsequent eruption, topped everything. 

2 – Winning Wimbledon in 2013

The tense third set finale when he needed to ward off another ominous Novak Djokovic comeback was so tense it almost brought on nausea. 

The outpouring of happiness around SW19 upon finishing the job was something to remember forever. 

Andy Murray holds aloft the Wimbledon trophy after winning his maiden SW19 title in 2013 

Andy Murray holds aloft the Wimbledon trophy after winning his maiden SW19 title in 2013 

1 – Winning the US Open in 2012

For me still his greatest triumph as it ended the British drought in men’s singles tennis at Grand Slams since Fred Perry. 

Fighting off Djokovic’s comeback from two sets down in the deciding set was the pivotal moment of his career. 

Murray winning the 2012 US Open ended the British drought in men’s singles at Grand Slams

Murray winning the 2012 US Open ended the British drought in men’s singles at Grand Slams


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