17 Photos Of Andy Murray’s Long Road To Wimbledon

From misunderstood teen to national treasure.

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10. 2005

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This was the year that Andy Murray truly burst onto the scene. Here he is on his way to his first ever win in the Men’s Singles at Wimbledon, where he beat George Bastl of Switzerland.

12. 2008

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After three years of steadily climbing the rankings, the 2008 US Open saw the Scot’s first grand slam final. He lost to Roger Federer in straight sets, but by beating Rafa Nadal in the semis he had shown that he was a force to be reckoned with.

13. 2012

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Murray had already lost his first three grand slam finals when he once again met Federer in his maiden Wimbledon final. Despite winning the first set, history was repeated and Federer won in four. Cue one of the most heartbreaking interviews of all time...

14. 2012

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But just 28 days after breaking down on Centre Court redemption was his as he finally beat Federer. The fact that it was for Olympic gold at his home Games made it all the sweeter.