Andy Murray’s Wimbledon Record

Andy Murray has long hinted that he’s nearing retirement, and the British tennis star will almost certainly have just one more shot at Wimbledon glory in 2024. He has won the tournament twice in 2013 and 2016. That is the same number as such exceptional players like Rafael Nadal, Stefan Edberg and Jimmy Connors, and just one shy of Boris Becker and John McEnroe.

Truth be told, it’s not likely Murray will add a third Wimbledon title to his list of honours, such has been his decline in form in recent times. But he still has a very respectable record at the Grand Slam event.

Murray’s Grand Wimbledon Record 2005 to 2023

Let’s take a look at Murray’s record at Wimbledon (in the men’s singles championship), from when he made his debut in the 2005 tournament to his less-than-perfect effort in 2023. Note that the scores given are from the last match he played in that year’s tournament and the round is the last round he participated in for that year.

Year Round Lost to/Beat Score
2005 Third Round David Nalbandian 7-6, 6-1, 0-6, 4-6, 1-6
2006 Fourth Round Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 4-6, 6-7
2007 Absent n/a n/a
2008 Quarter-final Rafael Nadal 3-6, 2-6, 4-6
2009 Semi-final Andy Roddick 4-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7
2010 Semi-final Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-7, 4-6
2011 Semi-final Rafael Nadal 7-5, 2-6, 2-6, 4-6
2012 Final Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6
2013 Won Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
2014 Quarter-final Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 6-7, 2-6
2015 Semi-final Roger Federer 5-7, 5-7, 4-6
2016 Won Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6
2017 Quarter-final Sam Querrey 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 1-6, 1-6
2018 Absent n/a n/a
2019 Absent n/a n/a
2020 No Tournament n/a n/a
2021 Third Round Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 2-6, 2-6
2022 Second Round John Isner 4-6, 6-7, 7-6, 4-6
2023 Second Round Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 4-6

There is no doubt Murray enjoyed plenty of success at the tournament between 2009 and 2016, During that golden period, the Scot won the tournament twice, made the final once more and went out in the semis four times.

Had his career not coincided with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Murray might well have five or more Wimbledon titles to his name. As it is, he must settle for the still-respectable two… unless something very dramatic happens at the 2024 renewal. Let’s take a look back at Murray’s two Wimbledon triumphs in more detail.

2013 – Murray Becomes First British Wimbledon Winner Since Fred Perry

Andy Murray via Bigstockphoto

Murray was arguably at the peak of his powers when he came into the 2013 Wimbledon tournament. He was still on a high from winning the gold medal at the London Olympics the previous summer (when he beat Roger Federer in straight sets). He had also won the 2012 US Open (his first Grand Slam) and was the losing finalist to Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Australian Open.

Of course, with no British men’s singles winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, there was always going to be extra pressure on Murray at SW19. But with his first slam and an Olympic gold medal in the bag, there was the sense that Murray could relax just a little going into the 2013 tournament and he breezed through the first four rounds without dropping a single set (against Benjamin Becker, no relation to Boris, Lu Yen-hsun, Tommy Robredo and Mikhail Youzhny.

Murray perhaps relaxed just a little too much in his quarter final against the big-hitting Spanish player Fernando Verdasco as the Scot lost the first two sets. With the partisan crowd behind him, Murray fought back, however, and completed the victory in five sets to set up a semi-final clash against the 24th seed, Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. Murray – and indeed his fans – saw it as a fantastic opportunity to win his first Wimbledon title as both 2012 champion Roger Federer and 2010 champion Rafael Nadal had suffered shock early-round exits. Indeed, Murray proved too strong for Janowicz, and despite losing the opening set in a tie-break, the Scot took the next three to earn his place in the final.

The player standing in the way of Murray’s first Wimbledon crown was the man who’d beaten him a few months earlier in the final of the Aussie Open: Novak Djokovic. There was a sense that this was Murray’s time, however, and he powered to a straight-sets victory against the Serbian maestro to bring the house down on Centre Court.

2016 – Murray Wins Second (and Final?) Wimbledon Title

2016 Wimbledon Crowds
2016 Wimbledon Crowds (mspics via Bigstockphoto)

Between Murray’s first Wimbledon triumph and the 2016 tournament, the Brit didn’t win any Grand Slam events. He did make three finals and three semis, but he wasn’t quite able to get over the line. The stars aligned for Murray, however, as Nadal was absent from the event and this time it was Djokovic (who’d won the tournament in 2014 and 2015) who suffered a shock defeat, to Sam Querrey in the third round.

Murray kicked off his quest for glory with a straightforward win against fellow Brit Liam Broady before once against vanquishing Lu Yen-hsun in the second round. Aussie John Millman was next to be put to the Murray sword, and the Scot also won in straight sets in his tricky-looking fourth-round tie against the unpredictable Nick Kyrgios.

In the quarters, Murray faced the big Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but out-hustled the former Aussie Open finalists to win in five sets. Murray had an easier time of things in his semi as he cruised past Czech player Tomáš Berdych in straight sets. Wimbledon legend Roger Federer was surprisingly defeated by Canada’s Milos Raonic in the other semi, much to the relief of Murray supporters. And the British star didn’t waste this golden opportunity to win his second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam as he won the final in straight sets.

Given that Murray hasn’t made it past the quarter finals at Wimbledon since he last won it, and only made it to the second round in his last two appearances there, we are not expecting great things from the Scot this time around. But even if 2024 turns into a swansong, there’s no doubt he’ll be remembered fondly on Centre Court as the greatest British men’s singles player at Wimbledon in the modern era.

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