Andy Murray’s golden 2016 — his rise to world number 1 in numbers
When Andy Murray sealed victory over Novak Djokovic last night at the O2 Arena in London in the ATP World Tour Final, he also cemented his spot as year-end world number one.
Murray’s 2016 has been extraordinary — the 29-year-old has won Wimbledon, Olympic gold and the ATP Finals — which has led to him doing the seemingly impossible and overtaking Djokovic at the head of the rankings.
Here are some of the key stats from Murray’s year — one that he’ll surely never forget.
9 — Titles won this year by Andy Murray, his best ever calendar year haul. He came out victorious at the Italian Open, Queen’s, Wimbledon, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Vienna Open, Paris Masters, the ATP Tour Finals, and the men’s singles at the Rio Olympics.
$13,327,821 — Prize money picked up by the British player in tournaments this year, over $700,000 more than anyone else. Murray’s prize money equates to 18140.50 BTC — more than enough to #betbigwinbig on Sportsbet.io!
89.66% — Murray’s win percentage in 2016. He’s only lost 9 matches all season out of 87, four of which came in finals of tournaments. And two of those finals were in Grand Slams!
29 years, 5 months and 23 days — the age Murray was when he became world number one. This makes him the oldest first time world number one in the last 40 years. He’s the 26th different player to reach the summit of the rankings.
24 — The current winning streak Andy is on. He has won all of his matches since Davis Cup defeat to Juan Martin del Potro in September, making it the longest winning run in his career.
2 — Murray brothers at the top of the rankings. Andy’s brother Jamie is ranked number one in the doubles charts. They are the first set of brothers to finish as year-end number ones in singles and doubles respectively.
The challenge for Murray in 2017 is to sustain the incredible form of this year. With Novak Djokovic hot on his tail, competition is high, but Murray has shown that he is one of the best tennis players of the era, if not of all time.
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