Scottish tennis star Andy Murray triumphed at the Olympics 2016 like he did 4 years ago. He´s the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 15, 1987, Andy Murray became a professional tennis player in 2005. His career has been very successful including winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and claiming his first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. Then, in 2003, Murray outlasted the field at Wimbledon and became the first British men’s single champion since 1936. Continuing his success, just this year he won his second Wimbledon title.
Although Murray made his professional debut in April 2005, his real emergence in the tennis spotlight came when he defeated the Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal, in 2008. He then ascended to the number 2 tennis player in the world in 2009, and was the runner-up at the Australian Open in 2010 and 2011. Then, in 2012, Murray made it to Wimbledon for the first time.
In 2013, after losing to Djokovic at the Australian Open, Murray made history by defeating the Serbian player to claim the Wimbledon men’s singles championship. He was the first British male to win the tournament in 77 years and was the second Scottish-born player to win Wimbledon since Harold Mahony.
Then, continuing his upward spiral of success, Murray had an impressive run at the 2015 French Open, which led to reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon. However, his hopes of advancing were cut short when he lost to Federer at the U.S. Open, which also snapped his streak of 18 consecutive appearances in a Grand Slam quarterfinal.
This year, Murray had a strong start to the season, advancing to the Australian Open final before suffering another loss to Djokovic. Yet, at the Italian Open in May, Murray finally defeated Djokovic, and continued his high-level playing in France. Then, in July, Murray advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon and won the title! This was Murray’s third Grand Slam title.
At the age of 29, Murray has now competed in the Rio Olympics, winning five gold medals. He claims that the final was one of the toughest he has ever played and was unsure about whether he will return to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
With Murray’s continuing success in Rio, it’s time to support him and show him our love. Make sure to get all of your custom t-shirts and printed bags, maybe even a British flag to show your support not only for him, but also for your country! This is the time to unite together as a country to take the Olympics, so let’s do it!