Sir Andy Murray, the OG of Tennis is one of the few people who have received the Knighthood. A knighthood is a title that is to be given to a man by the British King or Queen for his services to the country.
Sir Andy Murray received his knighthood in 2016 at Buckingham Palace following his 2nd Olympic gold. He received his Knighthood from Prince Charles.
Sir Andy Murray’s best ATP rank was 1 which he achieved in 2016 and held for 41 weeks. He won a total of 3 grand slams during his professional career. Adding more to the list, he is the only male to have won 2 consecutive golds at the Olympics. Sir Andy Murray is all set to come back stronger at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and make it 3 Gold medals in a row.
Let’s take a look at his performance in the Olympics that led him to his title.
Andy Murray at London Olympics 2012?
The Scottish came as one of the strongest contenders and set the stage on fire when he won the gold medal. His performance was stunning throughout the tournament. Murray also became the first British man to win the gold in singles since Josiah Ritchie in 1908. He settled for a silver in mixed doubles with teammate Laura Robson.
In an enthralling final that took place at Wimbledon, the former number one came out on top. The grand finale took place between the Muzzard and the king of grass Roger Federer. Andy came on top defeating Roger 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, and clinched the gold.” It has been the best week of my tennis career by a mile,” said Murray post-match. “I’ve had a lot of tough losses. This is the best way to come back from the Wimbledon final. I’ll never forget it.
Andy at the Rio Olympics 2016?
History was created at the Rio Olympics 2016 when Sir Andy Murray claimed the gold medal. He became the first person ever to win two Olympic golds consecutively. In a final, that saw the Scottish take on Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, Andy stood the stronger between the two and claimed his medal. He defeated Juan 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in what was a breathtaking finale.
“Four years is a long time and so many things can change,” he said. “Who knows about Tokyo? At 33, I’m not sure I’ll be at the same level.” This year at Tokyo Olympics, Andy has a fair chance of winning the gold and recreate history.