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
Calendar prize money $5,706,153 (singles & doubles)
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
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF
Olympic Games Gold medal olympic.svg
Doubles
Season record 5–6 (45.45%)
Calendar titles 0
Year-end ranking No. 181
Ranking change from previous year Decrease113
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R
Mixed Doubles
Season record 3–1 (75.00%)
Calendar titles 0
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal olympic.svg
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 Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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 Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) 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 (8) 42 Win 6–3, 6–2
5 W Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov (3) 19 Win (1) 6–1, 6–3
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
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, 1–0 ret.
10 QF Japan Kei Nishikori (24) 26 Win 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
11 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 5–7
Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
27 February – 3 March 2012
12 1R Germany Michael Berrer (Q) 116 Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
13 2R Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli (Q) 186 Win 6–3, 6–4
14 QF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (5) 43 Win 6–3, 7–5
15 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Win 6–2, 7–5
16 F Switzerland Roger Federer (2) 3 Loss (1) 5–7, 4–6
Indian Wells
Indian Wells, United States
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
Miami Open
Miami, United States
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) 26 Walkover N/A
19 4R France Gilles Simon (13) 13 Win 6–3, 6–4
20 QF Serbia Janko Tipsarević (9) 9 Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
SF Spain Rafael Nadal (2) 2 Walkover N/A
21 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (2) 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Monte-Carlo Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, 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 6–5 ret.
24 QF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (6) 7 Loss 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 3–6
Barcelona Open
Barcelona, Spain
ATP World Tour 500
Clay, 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 (11) 24 Loss 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Italian Open
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, 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 (16) 22 Loss 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 2–6
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, 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 (17) 20 Win 1–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
34 QF Spain David Ferrer (6) 6 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2
Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
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)
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam tournament
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 (16) 18 Win 7–5, 6–2, 6–3
40 QF Spain David Ferrer (7) 6 Win 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
41 SF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) 5 Win 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
42 F Switzerland Roger Federer (3) 3 Loss (3) 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 4–6
Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Grass, outdoor
28 July – 5 August 2012
43 1R Switzerland Stan 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 (11) 12 Win 6–2, 6–4
47 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 2 Win 7–5, 7–5
48 W Switzerland Roger Federer (1) 1 Win (2) 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
6 – 12 August 2012
1R Bye
49 2R Italy Flavio Cipolla (Q) 97 Win 6–1, 6–3
3R Canada Milos Raonic (16) 24 Withdrew N/A
Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
13 – 19 August 2012
1R Bye
50 2R United States Sam Querrey (WC) 29 Win 6–2, 6–4
51 3R France Jérémy Chardy (LL) 38 Loss 4–6, 4–6
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
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 (30) 31 Win 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
55 4R Canada Milos Raonic (16) 15 Win 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
56 QF Croatia Marin Čilić (12) 13 Win 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–0
57 SF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (6) 7 Win 5–7, 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(9–7)
58 W Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 2 Win (3) 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2
Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
1 – 7 October 2012
59 1R Croatia Ivo Karlović (LL) 79 Win 7–6(11–9), 6–4
60 2R Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 65 Win 6–1, 6–2
61 QF Switzerland Stan Wawrinka (7) 16 Win 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
62 SF Canada Milos Raonic (6) 15 Loss 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7)
Shanghai Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
8 – 14 October 2012
1R Bye
2R Germany Florian Mayer 25 Walkover N/A
63 3R Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 20 Win 6–2, 6–2
64 QF Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 41 Win 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
65 SF Switzerland Roger Federer (1) 1 Win 6–4, 6–4
66 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 2 Loss (4) 7–5, 6–7(11–13), 3–6
Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
29 October – 4 November 2012
1R Bye
67 2R France Paul-Henri Mathieu (WC) 64 Win 7–5, 6–3
68 3R Poland Jerzy Janowicz (Q) 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 (5) 6 Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
70 RR Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
71 RR France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7) 8 Win 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
72 SF Switzerland Roger Federer (2) 2 Loss 6–7(5–7), 2–6

Doubles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Ranks Result Score
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
ATP World Tour 250
Hard, Outdoor
2 – 8 January 2012
Partner: Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
1 1R Colombia Santiago Giraldo / Japan Kei Nishikori #324 / #183 Win 6–2, 6–2
2 QF Austria Jürgen Melzer / Germany Philipp Petzschner (2) #13 / #10 Loss 6–3, 3–6, [13–15]
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
5 – 18 March 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
3 1R United Kingdom Colin Fleming / United Kingdom Ross Hutchins #24 / #27 Win 3–6, 6–2, [13–11]
4 2R Belarus Max Mirnyi / Canada Daniel Nestor (2) #3 / #3 Loss 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), [5–10]
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
16 – 22 April 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
5 1R Mexico Santiago González / Germany Christopher Kas #27 / #19 Win 6–4, 6–3
6 2R United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan (1) #1 / #1 Loss 5–7, 4–6
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
ATP World Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
23 – 29 April 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
7 1R South Africa Kevin Anderson / Germany Frank Moser #110 / #52 Win 6–4, 6–4
8 2R Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi / Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer (7) #14 / #36 Loss 2–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Grass, outdoor
30 July – 5 August 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
9 1R Austria Jürgen Melzer / Austria Alexander Peya #18 / #39 Loss 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 5–7
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
1 – 7 October 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
10 1R United States Eric Butorac / Finland Jarkko Nieminen #34 / #181 Win 5–7, 6–3, [10–4]
11 QF India Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (1) #5 / #9 Loss 4–6, 6–3, [2–10]

Mixed Doubles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Ranks Result Score
Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Grass, outdoor
1 – 5 August 2012
Partner: United Kingdom Laura Robson
1 / 4 1R Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek #8 / #14 Win 7–5, 6–7(7–9), [10–7]
2 / 5 QF Australia Samantha Stosur / Australia Lleyton Hewitt (IP) #5 / #158 Win 6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
3 / 6 SF Germany Sabine Lisicki / Germany Christopher Kas #17 / #36 Win 4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
4 / 7 F Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Belarus Max Mirnyi (1) #1 / #1 Loss (1) 6–2, 3–6, [8–10]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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