Andy Murray

  • Novak Djokovic tops Andy Murray for 8th US Open semi-final in a row September 4, 2014

    New York: Novak Djokovic fended off a fading Andy Murray 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 in a matchup of past US Open champions to reach the tournament's semi-finals for the eighth consecutive year. It took a while for the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Djokovic to push himself out front...
  • What to watch on day ten of the 2014 US Open September 3, 2014

    New York: Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row. In the US Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, he will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the seven-time major champion Murray beat in the final for his two...
  • Resilient Murray sets up Djokovic showdown September 2, 2014

    Andy Murray fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in intense heat at Flushing Meadows on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. The 2012 champion earned his first win over a top-10 player since his Wimbledon triumph last year to set up a clash with world number one...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances September 2, 2014

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw August 31, 2014

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, leaving...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic enter third round of US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday in the US Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing and...
  • Refreshed Andy Murray beats Matthias Bachinger in straight sets August 29, 2014

    Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open. Murray, the 2012 US champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open August 26, 2014

    New York: Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favourites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the US Open on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets,...
  • Ivan Lendl opens up on Andy Murray split August 25, 2014

    Ivan Lendl has opened up about splitting with Andy Murray, citing extra family commitments and the difficulty of matching the emotional high of the Briton's grand slam breakthroughs as factors in his decision. The 54-year-old, who coached Murray to the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon crowns after he had lost...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Tsonga upsets Andy Murray to reach Toronto semi-final August 9, 2014

    Toronto: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals with a second straight upset victory. The 13th-seeded Frenchman beat eighth-seeded Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 on Friday. On Thursday, Tsonga upset top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2. "I don't have a lot of confidence behind me," Tsonga said. "I try to be consistent in...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance in Toronto August 7, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out all the stops by hitting a between-the-legs shot...
  • Andy Murray happy to plan ahead with Mauresmo August 4, 2014

    Andy Murray returns to action for the first time since surrendering his Wimbledon crown this week, insisting his coaching liaison with Amelie Mauresmo is long-term. The Scot began working with Frenchwoman Mauresmo shortly before Wimbledon but a disappointing grasscourt season raised question marks about the longevity of their partnership. Murray, however, says...
  • Defending champion Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre...
  • Defending champion Andy Murray in Wimbledon quarterfinals June 30, 2014

    London: Defending champion Andy Murray moved into the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the seventh year in a row, beating 20th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Monday. The match finished with the Centre Court roof shut after a brief rain delay early in the second set. The third-seeded Murray...
  • Andy Murray breezes into Wimbledon 4th round June 28, 2014

    London: Defending champion Andy Murray posted another straight-set victory to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Murray, who advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the eighth time in nine years, served 11 aces and hit 44 winners. Last year, Murray became...
  • Murray drops just two games in second-round win at Wimbledon June 25, 2014

    London: Defending champion Andy Murray dropped just two games as he overwhelmed Blaz Rola of Slovenia to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Murray trounced the 92nd-ranked Slovenian 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 on Court 1 in a commanding performance as he seeks to become the first British player to retain...
  • Andy Murray eager to extinguish Blaz in round two at Wimbledon June 25, 2014

    London: Andy Murray will take a trip into the unknown against Slovenian world number 92 Blaz Rola as he continues the defence of his Wimbledon title in the second round on Wednesday. After overcoming his first-day nerves and David Goffin on day one, Murray will be back to face the little-known...
  • Andy Murray opens Wimbledon defence with a win over David Goffin June 23, 2014

    London: Andy Murray came onto the Centre Court to a standing ovation and walked off to another as he began his Wimbledon title defence on Monday with a straight-set victory against David Goffin. In keeping with tradition, Murray had the honor of playing the opening match on the Centre Court as...
  • Wimbledon stage set for returning hero Murray June 22, 2014

    When Andy Murray walks into Wimbledon on Monday to begin what he hopes will be the successful defence of his title he may be feeling a little lighter than usual at this time of year. Ever since assuming the role of Britain's flag bearer at the All England Club from perennial...
  • Andy Murray has Novak Djokovic in his sights after Wimbledon draw June 20, 2014

    London: A potential semifinal with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw on Friday. Second seed and French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been named on the same side of the draw with seven-time winner Roger Federer of Switzerland. Murray, who ended Britain's 77-year...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Five things to watch June 20, 2014

    Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling...
  • Wimbledon: Andy Murray returns to site of greatest win June 20, 2014

    Imagine what the reception will be like for Andy Murray when he first strides onto the green grass of Centre Court at Wimbledon. A year ago, Murray became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the singles title at the tennis tournament the locals refer to simply...
  • Andy Murray falls to Radek Stepanek in Queen's 3rd round June 13, 2014

    Andy Murray was denied his 20th successive win on grass when he was beaten 7-6 (10), 6-2 by Radek Stepanek in the third round at Queen's Club on Thursday. Murray, the defending champion and No. 3 seed, claimed his first match win at Queen's in 2005 and went on to win...
  • Andy Murray off to a convincing start at Queen's June 12, 2014

    Andy Murray began the next chapter of his colourful tennis story with a straightforward win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in front of new coach Amelie Mauresmo at Queen's Club on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, playing his first match on grass since winning last year's Wimbledon title, looked totally at ease during a...
  • A female coach for Andy Murray - bold but not odd June 10, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray surprised the tennis world by appointing a female coach for himself in France's Amelie Mauresmo and became the only player in the men's top 10 to have a female coach. Murray's decision to appoint the former world number one and Wimbledon champion Mauresmo was closely scrutinised...
  • Andy Murray names Amelie Mauresmo as coach June 8, 2014

    Andy Murray has appointed former French tennis great Amelie Mauresmo as his coach. The Wimbledon champion, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals on Friday, will work with Maursemo at least through the grass-court season. Murray says "I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is...
  • Nadal thrashes Murray to meet Djokovic in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a lifetime 65-1 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay will make him the first man...
  • Murray beats Monfils to reach French Open semi-finals June 5, 2014

    Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semifinal since 2011. The last Frenchman standing in Paris sent the decibels soaring...