2012 Andy Murray tennis season

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2012 Andy Murray tennis season
Victory Andy Murray.jpg
Andy Murray's 2012 season included an Olympic Gold Medal
Name Andy Murray
Country  Great Britain
Singles
Season record 56–16 (77.77%)
Calendar titles 3
Year-end ranking No. 3
Ranking change from previous year Increase1
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF
French Open QF
Wimbledon F
US Open W
Tour Finals SF
Olympic Games G
Doubles
Calendar titles 0
Last updated on: 3 February 2013.
Main article: Andy Murray

The 2012 Andy Murray tennis season officially began at the Brisbane International. After overcoming slow starts in his first two matches, Murray made it to the final, defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets to claim his 22nd career title.[1] Murray then made it to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships defeating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, only to lose to Roger Federer in the final. After a loss in his opening match in Indian Wells, Murray made it to the final of the Miami Masters for the second time, where he was ultimately defeated by Djokovic in the final. Murray's clay court season was hampered by a back injury, meaning he didn't make it beyond the quarterfinals of any event, ultimately losing to David Ferrer in the last eight at Roland Garros. During the summer, Murray made it to his first ever final at Wimbledon, in which he was ultimately defeated by Federer in four sets. Murray however made his most impressive of comebacks from a Grand Slam final defeat, at the London Olympics four weeks later, staged once again at the All-England Club. Murray made it through to the final with ease, including a straight sets defeat of Novak Djokovic, to set up a rematch with Federer, once again on Wimbledon Centre Court. In a complete reversal of fortunes, Murray defeated Federer over five sets for the first time, handing the Swiss his worst defeat ever on grass to take the gold medal in straight sets, for the loss of just 7 games.

It was during the American hardcourt season that Murray recorded his most significant victory. After retiring early in Toronto, and suffering a third round defeat by Milos Raonic in Cincinnati, Murray made his way to New York for the 2012 US Open at Flushing Meadows. The scot made it to his second consecutive Grand Slam final, where once again he faced Novak Djokovic, the fifth time the two had met in 2012. After losing a two sets to love lead, Murray regained his prior momentum to take the deciding set, and clinch his first ever Grand Slam victory. In winning the US Open, Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam title in 76 years, the last winner being Fred Perry in 1936. His victory at Flushing Meadows also set several records for Murray, the final featured the longest ever tiebreak in a US Open final (12-10 was the score in the first set tiebreak), and the match itself was the joint longest in history (tied with the 1988 final, in which Murray's coach Ivan Lendl competed). In addition, Murray also became the first man ever to win Olympic Gold and the US Open in the same calendar year.

All matches[edit]

This table chronicles all the matches of Murray in 2012, including walkovers (W/O) which the ATP does not count as wins. They are marked ND for non-decision or no decision.

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles matches[edit]

Tournament # Round Opponent Rank Result Score
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
ATP World Tour 250
Hard, outdoor
3–8 January 2012
1
1R
Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 91
Win
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
2
2R
Luxembourg Gilles Müller 54
Win
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–0
3
QF
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 43
Win
6–2, 6–2
4
SF
Australia Bernard Tomic 42
Win
6–3, 6–2
5
W
Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 19
Win (1)
6–1, 6–3
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
16–29 January 2012
6
1R
United States Ryan Harrison 77
Win
4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
7
2R
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 101
Win
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
8
3R
France Michaël Llodra 46
Win
6–4, 6–2, 6–0
9
4R
Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 92
Win
6–1, 6–1, 1–0ret.
10
QF
Japan Kei Nishikori 26
Win
6–3, 6–3, 6–1
11
SF
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1
Loss
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 5–7
Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, UAE
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
27 February–3 March 2012
12
1R
Germany Michael Berrer 116
Win
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
13
2R
Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli 186
Win
6–3, 6–4
14
QF
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 43
Win
6–3, 7–5
15
SF
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1
Win
6–2, 7–5
16
F
Switzerland Roger Federer 3
Loss (1)
5–7, 4–6
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, California, USA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
5–18 March 2012
1R
Bye
17
2R
Spain Guillermo García-López 92
Loss
4–6, 2–6
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, USA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
19 March–1 April 2012
1R
Bye
18
2R
Colombia Alejandro Falla 71
Win
6–2, 6–3
-
3R
Canada Milos Raonic 26
Win
Walkover
19
4R
Italy Gilles Simon 13
Win
6–3, 6–4
20
QF
Serbia Janko Tipsarević 9
Win
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
-
SF
Spain Rafael Nadal 2
Win
Walkover
21
F
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1
Loss (2)
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay (Red), outdoor
16–22 April 2012
1R
Bye
22
2R
Serbia Viktor Troicki 30
Win
6–0, 6–3
23
3R
France Julien Benneteau 31
Win
6–5ret.
24
QF
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 7
Loss
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 3–6
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
ATP World Tour 500
Clay (Red), outdoor
23–30 April 2012
1R
Bye
25
2R
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 68
Win
6–3, 6–2
26
3R
Colombia Santiago Giraldo 53
Win
6–1, 6–2
27
QF
Canada Milos Raonic 24
Loss
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay (Red), outdoor
14–21 May 2012
1R
Bye
28
2R
Argentina David Nalbandian 42
Win
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
29
3R
France Richard Gasquet 22
Loss
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 2–6
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red), outdoor
27 May–11 June 2012
30
1R
Japan Tatsuma Ito 68
Win
6–1, 7–5, 6–0
31
2R
Finland Jarkko Nieminen 48
Win
1–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
32
3R
Colombia Santiago Giraldo 50
Win
6–3, 6 –4, 6–4
33
4R
France Richard Gasquet 20
Win
1–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
34
QF
Spain David Ferrer 6
Loss
4–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 2–6
Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain
ATP World Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
11–17 June 2012
1R
Bye
35
2R
France Nicolas Mahut 65
Loss
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–7(1–7)
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
25 June–8 July 2012
36
1R
Russia Nikolai Davydenko 47
Win
6–1, 6–1, 6–4
37
2R
Croatia Ivo Karlović 59
Win
7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
38
3R
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 42
Win
7–5, 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
39
4R
Croatia Marin Čilić 18
Win
7–5, 6–2, 6–3
40
QF
Spain David Ferrer 6
Win
6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
41
SF
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5
Win
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
42
F
Switzerland Roger Federer 3
Loss (3)
6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 4–6
Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Grass, outdoor
28 July–5 August 2012
43
1R
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 24
Win
6–3, 6–3
44
2R
Finland Jarkko Nieminen 43
Win
6–2, 6–4
45
3R
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 45
Win
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
46
QF
Spain Nicolás Almagro 12
Win
6–2, 6–4
47
SF
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2
Win
7–5, 7–5
48
W
Switzerland Roger Federer 1
Win (2)
6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
6–12 August 2012
1R
Bye
49
2R
Italy Flavio Cipolla 97
Win
6–1, 6–3
-
3R
Canada Milos Raonic 24 Withdrew N/A
Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, USA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
13–19 August 2012
1R
Bye
50
2R
United States Sam Querrey 29
Win
6–2, 6–4
51
3R
France Jérémy Chardy 38
Loss
4–6, 4–6
US Open
New York City, USA
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
27 August–10 September 2012
52
1R
Russia Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 73
Win
6–2, 6–4, 6–1
53
2R
Croatia Ivan Dodig 118
Win
6–2, 6–1, 6–3
54
3R
Spain Feliciano López 31
Win
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
55
4R
Canada Milos Raonic 16
Win
6–4, 6–4, 6–2
56
QF
Croatia Marin Čilić 13
Win
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–0
57
SF
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 7
Win
5–7, 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(9–7)
58
W
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2
Win (3)
7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
1–7 October 2012
59
1R
Croatia Ivo Karlović 79
Win
7–6(9–7), 6–4
60
2R
Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 65
Win
6–1, 6–2
61
QF
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 16
Win
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
62
SF
Canada Milos Raonic 15
Loss
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7)
Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
8–14 October 2012
1R
Bye
-
2R
Germany Florian Mayer 25
Win
Walkover
63
3R
Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 20
Win
6–2, 6–2
64
QF
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 41
Win
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
65
SF
Switzerland Roger Federer 1
Win
6–4, 6–4
66
F
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2
Loss (4)
7–5, 6–7(11–13), 3–6
BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
29 October–4 November 2012
1R
Bye
67
2R
France Paul-Henri Mathieu 64
Win
7–5, 6–3
68
3R
Poland Jerzy Janowicz 69
Loss
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP World Tour Finals
Hard, indoor
5–11 November 2012
69
RR
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6
Win
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
70
RR
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1
Loss
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
71
RR
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 8
Win
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
72
SF
Switzerland Roger Federer 2
Loss
6–7(5–7), 2–6

Yearly Records[edit]

Head-to-head matchups[edit]

Ordered by number of wins (Bold denotes a top 10 player at the time of match, Italic means top 50)

Finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–2)
Olympics (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Outdoors (3–4)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score Ref
Winner 22. 8 January 2012 Brisbane, Australia Hard Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 3 March 2012 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Switzerland Roger Federer 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1 April 2012 Miami, United States Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 12. 8 July 2012 London, United Kingdom Grass Switzerland Roger Federer 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 4–6 [2]
Winner 23. 5 August 2012 London, United Kingdom Grass Switzerland Roger Federer 6–2, 6–1, 6–4 [3]
Winner 24. 9 September 2012 New York, United States Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2 [4]
Runner-up 13. 14 October 2012 Shanghai, China Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–5, 6–7(11–13), 3–6 [5]

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References[edit]

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