Andy MURRAY

イギリス GBR

テニス

  • メダル
    2 G
    1 S
  • 出場
    3
  • 初出場
    北京2008
  • 生年
    1987年
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経歴

Andy MURRAY

Rio 2016 saw Great Britain’s Andy Murray become the first player to win back-to-back Olympic singles titles in tennis, a sport that featured on the programme between 1896 and 1924 and had demonstration status from 1968 to 1984 before making a full return to the Games at Seoul 1988. Victorious against Roger Federer in the London 2012 final, Murray, who was his country’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony in Rio, retained his title with a gruelling four-set victory over Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. In outlasting his dogged opponent to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, the Scot wrote his name in the Olympic record books.

“Emotionally, it was tough. Physically, it was hard,” said a fatigued but elated Murray afterwards. “There were so many ups and downs in the match. We both had our chances and it was one of the toughest matches that I’ve played to win a big event, for sure. I’m just happy I came out on top. I’ve had some tough defeats in these last couple of years, losing Grand Slam finals. Obviously, I’ve also managed to win a few big tournaments, which says a lot about my game.”

One of the best returners on the tour, Murray has gradually honed his considerable skills over the years, improving every aspect of his game, not least his temperament, under the watchful eye of his various coaches. A talented footballer in his younger years, to the extent that he was scouted by Glasgow Rangers, he turned his back on the game for good at the age of 15, choosing instead to devote his energies entirely to tennis.

A long-awaited breakthrough

Murray began his long climb to the top in 2006 and won his maiden ATP Tour title at Queen’s three years later. Success on the Grand Slam stage would take a good deal longer to arrive. Beaten by Federer in the 2008 US Open final, he would lose again to the Swiss in the 2010 Australian Open and 2012 Wimbledon finals, setbacks that sandwiched defeat to Djokovic in the 2011 Australian Open final. The Olympics would provide the turning point of Murray’s career, however. Beaten in the first round at Beijing 2008, the Briton atoned with a commanding display on the grass of Wimbledon, the scene of his third Grand Slam final defeat to Federer just a few weeks earlier. Inspired by his home crowd, the Briton sealed a place in the Olympic final with a 7-5 7-5 semi-final win over number two seed Djokovic.

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リオ2016

G
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=17
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
#=5
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
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ロンドン2012

G
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=17
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
S
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
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北京2008

#=33
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=9
Doubles
Doubles Tennis