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Will Andy Murray Return To the Top?

Carlos Resino Sports Editor, The Pawprint

Andy Murray is a professional tennis player currently world No. 326 in the ATP Tennis world ranking. Murray has won 3 Grand Slams- in the same era of the three greatest; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

He has won Wimbledon two consecutive times, in 2012 and 2013. He’s also won the US Open in 2012. Adding to his list of accolades, he’s won 14 Masters 1000 Titles: Cincinnati Masters (2), Madrid Open (2), Miami Masters (2), Canadian Open (2), Shanghai Masters (2), Italian Open (1), and Paris Masters (1). He has two Olympic gold medals; beating Roger Federer in 2012 and beating Juan Martin Del Potro in 2016.

Murray has consistently been the fourth best player in the world, for the past 10 years. Lagging behind Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. 

He’s had a lot of ups and downs during the past years. Nothing has been easy for the British player. He recently has been through a lot of surgeries, one being a hip resurfacing. He took a year off to rest and now he’s back at it. His name is no longer as feared as it once was but he still can bring a lot of trouble. Andy Murray is currently playing at the Shanghai Open, defeating Juan Londero in the round of 64. He’s facing Italian Fabio Fognini for a chance to advance to the round of 32. If he defeats Fognini he is going to face against really tough opponents like Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, and Daniil Medvedev, who will really bring him to his limit.

With the Australian Open coming soon. (One of the most important Grand Slams in Tennis). The British three-time major winner has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago. 

Murray, 32, won his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, beating Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in three sets, following a quarter-final appearance in Beijing last week. With his confidence growing everyday, he has reached the final 5 times but is yet to lift the trophy.

[UPDATE] Andy Murray crashes out of the Shanghai Open in the round of 32 against Fabio Fognini 7-6, 2-6 and 7-6

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