Andy Murray Wimbledon titles: Throwback to historic 2013 and 2016 wins

Wimbledon fans are excited to see Andy Murray make his 15th appearance at the world’s most prestigious tennis event. The former world No. 1 has a 60-12 record at Wimbledon so far, and this year he will start the tournament facing Ryan Peniston in the opening round.

Probably some of the younger tennis fans are wondering has Andy Murray won Wimbledon before, and in this article, we will give a detailed answer to that question.

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Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy in 2016 – Photo by Icon Sport

Andy Murray Wimbledon Wins

Murry was the biggest hope of British tennis when he turned pro in 2005. The very same year, he made his Wimbledon debut as an 18-year-old. Murray wasn’t impressed by being under the spotlight and wasn’t there just to participate. He made it to the third round after defeating George Bastl and Radek Stepanek before losing to David Nalbandian in five sets after having a 2-0 lead. That was just the beginning of Murray’s career, and in the following years, he became a living legend not just of British tennis but of the sport in general.

Andy Murray 2013 Wimbledon Win

In 2013, Murray became the first Briton to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, ending a 76-year drought, as well as the first British winner in singles since Virginia Wade won the women’s event in 1977.

It was a long journey before Murray finally lifted the trophy. After reaching as far as the quarterfinals in his first three appearances at Wimbledon, Murray lost three consecutive semifinals, failing to Andy Roddick in 2009 and to Rafael Nadal in the following two years. He made a step forward, reaching the final in 2012. On his way to get there, Murray survived two decisive tiebreaks against Ivo Karlovic in the second round and David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. In the final, Murray started well, winning the opening set against Roger Federer but the Swiss player turned things around for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win. That was a huge disappointment for Murray, but he didn’t back down.

The following 2013 started well for Murray. After winning in Brisbane in the first week of the year, Murray made it to the Australian Open final. Again, he won the opening set against Novak Djokovic but still failed short, losing 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the end. Before Wimbledon, he won in Miami and the Queen’s Club Championships, a week before the tournament that would make him a legend.

Murray started the 2013 Wimbledon with four straight set wins against Benjamin Becker, Yen-Hsun Lu, Tommy Robredo, and Mihail Youzhny. In the quarterfinal, Murray found himself being 2-0 down against Fernando Verdasco. He showed his mental toughness by taking over the match from that point on and turning things around for a 3-2 win. In the semifinals, Murray lost the opener to Jerzy Janowicz but close out the match without any drama.

In the final, he faced Novak Djokovic and proved that he had learned the lesson from the Australian Open loss. Murray gave no chance to the Serbian and won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 for one of the most iconic moments in British tennis history.

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Andy Murray – 07.07.2013 – Wimbledon 2013 – Finale Hommes –

Andy Murray 2016 Wimbledon Win

After the 2013 Wimbledon title, Murray failed to make it to the finals in the following two seasons. In 2014, he lost in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov, and the following year, he was defeated in the semifinals by Roger Federer.

Murray had a promising start to the 2016 season. He made it to the finals in both Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Novak Djokovic on both occasions.

Going into Wimbledon, Murray won the Queen’s Club Championships again, which was a good sign before the third Grand Slam of the year.

Again, Murray had an excellent start at Wimbledon, winning the first four matches against Liam Broady, Yen-Hsun Lu, John Millman, and Nick Kyrgios in straight sets. Things got even more promising for him after Djokovic lost to Sam Querry in the third round.

The quarterfinal again proved to be the toughest obstacle for Murray. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was playing great, and Murray needed five sets to go past the Frenchman. In the semifinals, Murray defeated Thomas Berdych in straight sets, and Milos Raonic was the last man standing, who Murray had beaten in the Queen’s Club Championships two weeks before.

Murray came into the final as a huge favorite against Raonic, whose game was based on his fantastic first serve. Murray was at his best when needed the most and won the match in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6, not giving Raonic any chance in both tie breaks. That was Murray’s last Wimbledon title and the last Grand Slam title to this point.

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Photo – Icon Sport

Murray Wimbledon Appearances Since 2016

Since his last win at Wimbledon, Murray has made three more appearances. In 2017, he made it to the quarterfinals, where he lost to Sam Querrey in five sets after being 2-1 up. After retirement and the surgeries, Murray returned to his favorite tournament in 2021. He made it to the third round that year, losing to Denis Shapovalov, and in 2022, he lost to John Isner in the second round.

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