It’s been a great year for Andy Murray: a second Wimbledon title and Olympic gold, a newborn baby, and the world number one spot have come the Scot’s way.
But with the ATP Tour Finals in London this week, and the Scot on top of the world, are there any chinks in the three-time grand slam champion’s armour?
The short answer? yes. The long answer…
With a win rate of just 50%, the Scot, who has reached every single grand slam final in his career, has never reached the final here, having made the semi-finals just three times.
Perhaps the most embarrassing result for Andy came during the 2014 round robin stage, where Federer comprehensively beat him 6-0 6-1. Ouch.
Murray first reached the final in Oz in 2010, losing to Roger Federer in straight sets, and it set the tone. In five final appearances, Murray has pinched just two sets from his opponents.
Maybe he has half a mind on the critters down under, we’re not sure.
Murray changed that, winning the US Open in 2012 in a windy epic against Novak Djokovic, and helping GB to Davis Cup glory against Belgium in 2015.
He also became the first male Brit to win the Olympic tennis singles gold since 1908 when he beat Roger Federer at London 2012, before becoming the first player, male or female, to win two Olympic tennis singles golds after a marathon final against Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro.
Andy Murray cares not for history books.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) December 26, 2014
Murray’s fanciful Christmas jumpers are a bit rubbish, and he’s not bothered who knows it.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you: Andy Murray, the world’s greatest tennis player.