Over the past several years, whenever the case of the top players has been brought up, the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer have dominated the conversation. And to be fair to Andy Murray, the Brits name has always been considered an outsider when talking about the Big Four.
The Brit has always been considered unlucky to have been born in the same era as these top three players and especially Djokovic who has been a nemesis to him throughout his career. Murray has always had to come in second to the Serbian and last year’s transition to the start of this one until the French Open was a perfect example of that.
But who would have thought that by November, Murray would be sitting on top of the ATP Rankings. Putting together a run of 5 tournaments that eventually sees him win the ATP Tour Finals but the best part about this win was that the final was against Djokovic.
Murray had lost so much to the Serbian in recent years that the win on Sunday would have meant much more. Losing two Grand Slam finals to his arch rival at the start of the year, Murray did not let that keep him down and kept on climbing.
The 29 year olds story has seen many ups and downs but the fighting spirit in Murray’s character has never been worn out and that is what has allowed him to not settle for second best, to finally overcome his nemesis and fulfil his dream.