ATP Tour Finals 2011 London Andy Murray

In tennis the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals local hope Andy MURRAY placed the importance of this tournament into perspective for everyone, when he said, “There is extra incentive to do well, because it is one of the biggest events on the tour. It is one of the biggest achievements to win this event.” Watch the two ATP Tour Finals matches each day in Singapore at 10pm, then at 4am, from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 November.

In this series of 8 articles I will supply two great photos and numerous details specific to each player, how to buy your tickets plus an individual schedule of play, so you know exactly which days to watch your favourite players in action. The No.8 Mardy Fish, No.7 Tomas Berdych, No.6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No.5 David Ferrer and No.4 Roger Federer articles in this series are already published.

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The 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualifier ANDY MURRAY is pictured above making contact with the ball with this double-handed backhand drive at the 2011 Monte Carlo Open Masters 1000 event. The 1.9m MURRAY is currently ranked at No.3 in the ATP rankings and was drawn in Group A. The 24-year-old has been on a streak since the 2011 Cincinnati Open with 31 wins to only 2 losses.

MURRAY illustrated why the ATP Tour Finals could possibly be THE toughest title to win when he said, “You have to play very good tennis from the first match to have a chance of going through, that’s why it is so challenging. You have to play your best from the start. It is just the mentality of having to be right on your game, switched on.” MURRAY is pictured below looking alert, yet relaxed in preparation for this forehand drive at the 2011 Monte Carlo Open.

The right-hander from Scotland qualified for the year-end finals for the 4th straight year and will be expected to make the semi finals. However, the extraordinary pressure the local press and tennis bodies place on him, it could be an even tougher assignment for him than anyone else. The 8-time Masters 1000 singles champion qualified on 2 September making him the third man to qualify for London.

MURRAY achieved a career-high ITF Junior singles ranking of No.2 on 5 January 2004. He achieved his best result in a Junior Grand Slam singles event by winning the 2004 ITF Junior US Open. His next best junior results were being a semi finalist at the 2005 ITF Junior Roland Garros championships and making the quarter finals of the 2003 ITF Junior US Open.

A quick look at more very interesting MURRAY details…

  1. Who is in his Group: Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, and Tomas Berdych
  2. Round robin schedule: Monday 21, Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November
  3. Career-high ranking: No.2 which he first achieved on 17 August 2009
  4. Best result in ATP Tour Finals: Semi finalist in 2010 losing 8-6 in the final set tiebreak to Nadal
  5. 2011 singles win-loss record: 56 wins and 12 losses
  6. Best Grand Slam singles result: Australian Open 2011 & 2010, US Open 2008 runner-up
  7. Career singles titles won: 21 and runner-up 9 times
  8. Is he on Twitter: Yes – follow him-> @Andy_Murray
  9. Tennis racquet: HEAD YouTek Radical Pro, follow Head-> @Head_Tennis
  10. Tennis Gear: Adidas – follow Adidas on Twitter-> @adidasUS

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© 1st photo credit: Beth Wilson

© 2nd photo credit: Beth Wilson