2016 Andy Murray tennis season

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2016 Andy Murray tennis season
AndyMurrayWimbledon2016.jpg
Murray after winning the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
Full nameAndy Murray
Country United Kingdom
Calendar prize money$16,327,821
Singles
Season record78–9 (89.7%)
Calendar titles9
Year-end rankingNo. 1
Ranking change from previous yearIncrease 1
Grand Slam & significant results
Australian OpenF
French OpenF
WimbledonW
US OpenQF
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW
Olympic GamesGold medal olympic.svg
Doubles
Season record4–3 (57.1%)
Calendar titles0
Year-end rankingNo. 353
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 204
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R
Mixed Doubles
Season record1–1 (50.0%)
Calendar titles0
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF
Davis Cup
Davis CupSF
Last updated on: 26 December 2016.

Andy Murray's 2016 tennis season began at the Australian Open. The 2016 season was Murray's greatest season, as he finished the season as the year-end world No. 1 player and clinched the year-end prize money title. Andy and Jamie Murray, also became the first brothers to finish as year-end No. 1 ranked players in singles and doubles team, respectively. He won an ATP-best and career-high nine Tour titles from 13 finals (from 17 tournaments), including his second Wimbledon crown and second successive Olympic gold medal in singles, thus becoming the first person, man or woman, to defend the Olympic singles title. In the 2016 season, Murray became the first male player to win singles titles at a Grand Slam, the Olympics, a Masters 1000 event, and the ATP Finals in the same calendar year (Serena Williams, in 2012, is the only other person to accomplish this feat).

On 7 November, Murray became the first British man and 26th male player to attain the world No. 1-ranking in singles since records began in 1973, displacing long-time rival and friend, Novak Djokovic. At 29 years, 5 months and 23 days, Murray is the oldest first-time singles No. 1 in the last 40 years. He reached the No. 1 ranking despite the fact that, in contrast to previous years, no ranking points were awarded for the Olympics. Djokovic had a 3–2 edge in matches between the two in 2016, including winning their two matches in Grand Slam finals (Australian and French Opens). Murray had a 1–1 record against Rafael Nadal in the year.

The following are also career firsts for a single season for Murray: (1) won ≥$16,000,000 in prize money, (2) amassed 78 match wins, (3) reached 13 Tour finals, (4) won nine Tour titles, (5) won three Masters 1000 titles, (6) reached five Masters 1000 finals, (7) reached three Grand Slam finals, (8) won 24 consecutive matches, (9) won five consecutive tournament titles, (10) reached seven consecutive tournament finals, (11) won 16 matches against top-10 opponents.

Murray ended the season by winning his last 24 consecutive matches, reaching the finals in 12 of his last 13 tournaments, and winning titles in his last five tournaments. In winning the 2016 ATP WTF, as the No. 1-ranked player at the time, Murray would defeat the No. 2 (Djokovic), No. 3 (Wawrinka), No. 4 (Raonic), No. 5 (Nishikori), and No. 7 (Cilic) in 5 consecutive matches.

Year summary[edit]

Australian Open and early hard court season[edit]

Prior to the Australian Open, Murray paired with Heather Watson to compete in the Hopman Cup. They were knocked out in the round robin stage after winning 2 out of 3 ties.

Australian Open[edit]

Murray came through the opening two rounds of the Australian Open in straight sets against Alexander Zverev and Sam Groth for a combined loss of only 11 games.[1][2] He followed this up with a four set win over João Sousa in the third round and a straight set win over Bernard Tomic in the fourth round to reach the quarterfinals.[3][4]

In the quarterfinals Murray defeated David Ferrer in four sets. The match lasted over three hours, however Ferrer did not manage to hit a single ace.[5]

Murray next played Milos Raonic in the semifinals. In another long affair, lasting over four hours, Murray came through in five sets to reach his fifth Australian Open Final.[6]

In the final Murray played Novak Djokovic. It was their fourth meeting in an Australian Open final, with Djokovic having won the other three. Murray was not able to overcome the Serb and after losing the first five games ended up going down in three sets.[7]

Davis Cup First Round[edit]

After taking February off to spend time with his new daughter, Sophia,[8] Murray returned to action against Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup. He won his first singles rubber against Taro Daniel in straight sets before joining his brother Jamie to win the doubles against Yoshihito Nishioka and Yasutaka Uchiyama, also in straight sets.[9] In his second singles rubber he defeated Kei Nishikori in five sets, having been two sets up at one point, thus securing the tie for Great Britain.[10]

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells[edit]

Murray began the first Masters series tournament of the year by beating Marcel Granollers in straight sets,[11] but then lost to Federico Delbonis in the next round in three sets, despite holding a 4–1 lead in the third set.[12]

Miami Masters[edit]

Murray exited at the third round for the second tournament in a row, beating Denis Istomin in straight sets[13] but losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the following match.[14] Several commentators suggested that Murray was looking "exhausted", and that his form had appeared to drop since becoming a father for the first time.[15]

European clay court season and Roland Garros[edit]

Monte-Carlo Masters[edit]

In his first tournament on clay of the year, Murray beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his first match in three sets[16] and recovered from a set and double-break down to beat Benoît Paire,[17] reaching his first quarter-final since the Australian Open. There he beat Raonic for the second time in the year, losing just two games in the match,[18] but lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final.[19]

Murray also competed in the doubles with partner Dominic Inglot, reaching the quarter finals before losing to Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.[18]

Madrid Open[edit]

Murray arrived in Madrid as the defending champion, and defeated Radek Štěpánek, Gilles Simon and Tomáš Berdych on the way to a second semi-final of the year against Nadal, this time winning in straight sets.[20] In the final he lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets, a result that saw Murray fall to number three in the world rankings for the first time in 2016.[21]

Italian Open[edit]

Prior to the tournament, it was announced that Murray's coach, Amélie Mauresmo, would no longer be working with him.[22][23] In the tournament itself, Murray recorded victories over Mikhail Kukushkin, Jérémy Chardy, David Goffin[24] and Lucas Pouille, all in straight sets, to reach his first final in the Rome Masters.[25] Once again he faced Djokovic, but this time won, again in straight sets, to win his first title of 2016 and 12th Masters title overall, as a result returning to the #2 ranking.[26][27]

Roland Garros[edit]

In his first round match, Murray was drawn against Radek Štěpánek and lost the first two sets, winning the third set before the match was suspended due to bad light. He recovered to win the match the following day in five sets.[28] In the second round Murray again had to come from behind to win in five sets, this time against wild card Frenchman Mathias Bourgue.[29] In the third and fourth rounds Murray won in straight sets against Ivo Karlović and John Isner respectively,[30][31] before defeating Richard Gasquet in four sets to reach his fourth French Open semi-final.[32] There he defeated defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka to reach his first final at the French Open and tenth overall, also becoming the tenth man in the Open Era to have reached all four Slam finals at least once.[33][34] In the final he again played Novak Djokovic, their third tournament final in a row, winning the first set before eventually losing in four sets.[35][36]

Grass Court Season[edit]

As the grass court season began, Murray announced that he would again be working with former coach Ivan Lendl, after they had split in 2014.[37]

Queen's Club Championships[edit]

Murray defeated Nicolas Mahut in the first round, and then played his first tour-level matches against fellow Britons since losing to Tim Henman quickly made in 2006, defeating Aljaž Bedene and then Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals in three sets.[38][39] Murray reached the final after defeating Marin Čilić in the semi-finals,[40] and won the title after coming from a set and a break down to defeat Milos Raonic for the third time in 2016.[41] With this win Murray became the first person ever to win five titles at Queen's club.[42]

Wimbledon Championships[edit]

After straight-sets victories over Liam Broady, Lu Yen-hsun, John Millman and Nick Kyrgios, Murray reached his ninth consecutive quarter-final at Wimbledon.[43][44][45][46] He then defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets, having been two sets up, to reach the semi-final for the seventh time,[47] where he won in straight sets against Tomáš Berdych, reaching his third Slam final of 2016 and eleventh overall, more than any other British male player.[48][49] For the first time in a Slam final, Murray's opponent was neither Djokovic nor Federer but Milos Raonic, who had beaten Federer in the semi finals, while Djokovic had lost earlier to Sam Querrey.[50] Murray won the match in straight sets, winning his third Grand Slam title and second at Wimbledon.[51][52]

Olympics and US Open[edit]

Murray chose not to play in the quarter final of the Davis Cup World Group against Serbia, which the Great Britain team nevertheless won,[53] and did not defend his title at the Canadian Open.[54]

Rio Olympic Games[edit]

Murray recorded victories over Viktor Troicki, Juan Mónaco, Fabio Fognini, Steve Johnson and Kei Nishikori to reach his sixth consecutive final in all tournaments played. In the final he defeated Juan Martín del Potro in four sets to secure his second Gold Medal in Olympics singles tennis, becoming the first male to win two singles Gold Medals and to successfully defend an Olympic singles title.[55]

Cincinnati Masters[edit]

At the Cincinnati Masters Murray continued his good form by beating Juan Mónaco, Kevin Anderson, and Bernard Tomic. He next faced Milos Raonic and won in straight sets to make it to the final for a third time, however lost to Marin Cilic. His loss to Cilic in the final was the first time since 2012 (l. Federer 2012 Wimbledon final) that someone other than Djokovic defeated him in a Tour final. Despite the loss, Murray recorded his best winning streak of his career, extending to 22 straight matches following his semifinal victory over Raonic.[56]

US Open[edit]

Murray entered the US Open as second seed, with the chance to reach all four Slam finals in a year. Victories over Lukas Rosol, Marcel Granollers, Paolo Lorenzi (in four sets) and Grigor Dimitrov saw him reach the quarter-finals, where he faced Kei Nishikori. Despite winning the first set easily, and then leading two sets to one, Nishikori eventually prevailed in five sets.[57]

Davis Cup Semi Finals[edit]

With Team GB victorious in the World Group quarter finals in the absence of Murray, he returned for the semi final against Argentina. In the first rubber, Murray and del Potro contested a five-set match, with del Potro eventually emerging as the winner. Murray teamed up with his brother Jamie to win the doubles, keeping Team GB in the tie, and then beat Guido Pella in three sets to take the tie to 2–2. Dan Evans would lose the deciding rubber,[58] and Great Britain were unable to defend their Davis Cup title.

Asian Swing and End of Season[edit]

China Open[edit]

Defending champion Novak Djokovic had withdrawn from the China Open, leaving Murray as the top seed. He went on to win the title for the first time, defeating Andreas Seppi, Andrey Kusnetsov, Kyle Edmund and David Ferrer on his way to the final, where he beat Grigor Dimitrov.[59] Murray won each match in straight sets.

Shanghai Masters[edit]

Murray continued his strong form in Shanghai, winning the tournament for the third time in his career and without dropping a set. After defeating Steve Johnson, Lucas Pouille, David Goffin and Gilles Simon, he faced Roberto Bautista Agut, who had reached his first Masters final after beating the defending champion Djokovic in the semi-final.[60] After coming through a tight first set, Murray won the second set for the loss of a single game. These back-to-back tournament victories, combined with Djokovic's own dip in form, meant that Murray was within a thousand points of Djokovic in the ATP race rankings.[61]

Vienna Open[edit]

Murray brought his current win streak to 15 consecutive match wins by winning the Erste Bank Open for his 7th Tour title of the 2016 season. In his last 11 tournaments, Murray has reached the finals 10 times, including a career-best seven consecutive finals which ended with his quarter-final showing at the US Open. His tournament started slowly with 3-set wins over Martin Klizan and Gilles Simon in the first two rounds. However, a decisive win over John Isner in the quarter-finals and a walkover due to Ferrer's withdrawal with a leg injury saw Murray reach the final.[62] There he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for his third title in succession.[63] The result saw Murray win seven titles in a single season for the first time in his career, and move to sole possession of 15th place on the all-time list of singles titles in the Open Era, breaking a tie with former world No. 1 Stefan Edberg.[64] The win also took Murray over $10,000,000 prize money in a single season for the first time in his career.

Paris Masters[edit]

With Djokovic's loss in the quarter-finals, Murray could become World No. 1 for the first time if he reached the final. In his first match Murray edged a tight three-set match against Fernando Verdasco, facing two break points in his last service game before winning eight straight points to take the match. Murray then beat Lucas Pouille for the third time in 2016 in straight sets for the loss of only three games, and reached the semi-final after beating Tomas Berdych in straight sets, despite facing five set points in a row in the first-set tie break. A walkover into the final, courtesy of Milos Raonic withdrawing, confirmed Murray as the new world No. 1. This was Murray's fifth consecutive Masters 1000 final (he skipped Canada); prior to this, his personal best was 2 consecutive Masters 1000 finals. He then won the Paris Masters for the first time in his career, beating John Isner 6–3 6–7(4) 6–4 for his 19th consecutive match win. His Paris crown means that Murray has now won 7 of the 9 different Masters 1000 events and is only missing Indian Wells and Monte Carlo.

World Tour Finals[edit]

Murray was drawn in the same group as Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka. He won all three of his group matches, including straight-sets wins over Cilic and Wawrinka, either side of a three-set match against Nishikori that set the record for longest match since the Tour Finals were hosted in London, at 3 hours 20 minutes.[65] In the semi-final Murray defeated Milos Raonic for the sixth time in 2016, coming from a set down and breaking the record for longest match for the second time in a week at 3 hours 38 minutes.[66]

In the final, Murray faced four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. Murray won in straight sets. This saw Murray claim his first ATP World Tour Finals title, his ninth title of 2016, and ensured that he would hold the year-end No. 1 ranking for the first time.[67] In his very first tournament as the world No. 1, arguably the most impressive facet of the event was defeating the world No. 7 Cilic, No. 5 Nishikori, No. 3 Wawrinka, No. 4 Raonic, and No. 2 Djokovic in five successive matches. The last time a player defeated 5 of the top-7 players was when Roger Federer defeated No. 7 Ferrer, No. 5 Murray, No. 4 Soderling, No. 3 Djokovic, and No. 1 Nadal in the 2010 event. It also meant that Murray would finish the season with his 24th consecutive match win.[68]

All matches[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score


Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
18 – 31 January 2016
1 / 718 1R Germany Alexander Zverev 83 Win 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
2 / 719 2R Australia Sam Groth 67 Win 6–0, 6–4, 6–1
3 / 720 3R Portugal João Sousa (32) 33 Win 6–2, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
4 / 721 4R Australia Bernard Tomic (16) 17 Win 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
5 / 722 QF Spain David Ferrer (8) 8 Win 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–3
6 / 723 SF Canada Milos Raonic (13) 14 Win 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
7 / 724 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (1) 1–6, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)


Davis Cup World Group First Round
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
4 – 6 March 2016
8 / 725 1R
R1
Japan Taro Daniel 87 Win 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
9 / 726 1R
R4
Japan Kei Nishikori 6 Win 7–5, 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6, 6–3


Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
7 – 20 March 2016
1R Bye
10 / 727 2R Spain Marcel Granollers 92 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
11 / 728 3R Argentina Federico Delbonis 53 Loss 4–6, 6–4, 6–7(3–7)


Miami Open
Miami, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
23 March – 3 April 2016
1R Bye
12 / 729 2R Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 76 Win 6–3, 7–5
13 / 730 3R Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov (26) 28 Loss 7–6(7–1), 4–6, 3–6


Monte-Carlo Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
11 – 17 April 2016
1R Bye
14 / 731 2R France Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Q) 95 Win 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
15 / 732 3R France Benoît Paire (16) 22 Win 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
16 / 733 QF Canada Milos Raonic (10) 12 Win 6–2, 6–0
17 / 734 SF Spain Rafael Nadal (5) 5 Loss 6–2, 4–6, 2–6


Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
1 – 8 May 2016
1R Bye
18 / 735 2R Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (Q) 148 Win 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–1
19 / 736 3R France Gilles Simon (16) 18 Win 6–4, 6–2
20 / 737 QF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (8) 8 Win 6–3, 6–2
21 / 738 SF Spain Rafael Nadal (5) 5 Win 7–5, 6–4
22 / 739 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (2) 2–6, 6–3, 3–6


Italian Open
Rome, Italy
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
9 – 15 May 2016
1R Bye
23 / 740 2R Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin (Q) 87 Win 6–3, 6–3
24 / 741 3R France Jérémy Chardy 32 Win 6–4, 6–0
25 / 742 QF Belgium David Goffin (12) 13 Win 6–1, 7–5
26 / 743 SF France Lucas Pouille (LL) 52 Win 6–2, 6–1
27 / 744 W Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Win (1) 6–3, 6–3


French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, outdoor
22 May – 5 June 2016
28 / 745 1R Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (Q) 128 Win 3–6, 3–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–5
29 / 746 2R France Mathias Bourgue (WC) 164 Win 6–2, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
30 / 747 3R Croatia Ivo Karlović (27) 28 Win 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
31 / 748 4R United States John Isner (15) 17 Win 7–6(11–9), 6–4, 6–3
32 / 749 QF France Richard Gasquet (9) 12 Win 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 6–2
33 / 750 SF Switzerland Stan Wawrinka (3) 4 Win 6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
34 / 751 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (3) 6–3, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6


Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
ATP Tour 500
Grass, outdoor
13 – 19 June 2016
35 / 752 1R France Nicolas Mahut 51 Win 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–1)
36 / 753 2R United Kingdom Aljaž Bedene 58 Win 6–3, 6–4
37 / 754 QF United Kingdom Kyle Edmund (WC) 85 Win 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
38 / 755 SF Croatia Marin Čilić (5) 13 Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
39 / 756 W Canada Milos Raonic (3) 9 Win (2) 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3


Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam tournament
Grass, outdoor
27 June – 10 July 2016
40 / 757 1R United Kingdom Liam Broady (WC) 235 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
41 / 758 2R Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun (PR) 76 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
42 / 759 3R Australia John Millman 67 Win 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
43 / 760 4R Australia Nick Kyrgios (15) 18 Win 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
44 / 761 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12) 12 Win 7–6(12–10), 6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–1
45 / 762 SF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (10) 9 Win 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
46 / 763 W Canada Milos Raonic (6) 7 Win (3) 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)


Summer Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Olympic Games
Hard, outdoor
6 – 14 August 2016
47 / 764 1R Serbia Viktor Troicki 35 Win 6–3, 6–2
48 / 765 2R Argentina Juan Mónaco 107 Win 6–3, 6–1
49 / 766 3R Italy Fabio Fognini 40 Win 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
50 / 767 QF United States Steve Johnson (12) 22 Win 6–0, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)
51 / 768 SF Japan Kei Nishikori (4) 7 Win 6–1, 6–4
52 / 769 G Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (PR) 141 Win (4) 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5


Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
13 – 21 August 2016
1R Bye
53 / 770 2R Argentina Juan Mónaco (PR) 104 Win 6–3, 6–2
54 / 771 3R South Africa Kevin Anderson 24 Win 6–3, 6–2
55 / 772 QF Australia Bernard Tomic 21 Win 6–4, 6–4
56 / 773 SF Canada Milos Raonic (4) 6 Win 6–3, 6–3
57 / 774 F Croatia Marin Čilić (12) 14 Loss (4) 4–6, 5–7


US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
29 August – 11 September 2016
58 / 775 1R Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 81 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
59 / 776 2R Spain Marcel Granollers 45 Win 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
60 / 777 3R Italy Paolo Lorenzi 40 Win 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–2, 6–3
61 / 778 4R Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov (22) 24 Win 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
62 / 779 QF Japan Kei Nishikori (6) 7 Loss 6–1, 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 5–7


Davis Cup World Group Semi-final
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
16 – 18 September 2016
63 / 780 SF
R1
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 64 Loss 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6
64 / 781 SF
R4
Argentina Guido Pella 49 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–3


China Open
Beijing, China
ATP Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
3 – 9 October 2016
65 / 782 1R Italy Andreas Seppi 94 Win 6–2, 7–5
66 / 783 2R Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 45 Win 6–2, 6–1
67 / 784 QF United Kingdom Kyle Edmund (Q) 54 Win 7–6(11–9), 6–2
68 / 785 SF Spain David Ferrer (5) 13 Win 6–2, 6–3
69 / 786 W Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 20 Win (5) 6–4, 7–6(7–2)


Shanghai Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 16 October 2016
1R Bye
70 / 787 2R United States Steve Johnson 24 Win 6–3, 6–2
71 / 788 3R France Lucas Pouille (13) 16 Win 6–1, 6–3
72 / 789 QF Belgium David Goffin (11) 12 Win 6–2, 6–2
73 / 790 SF France Gilles Simon 32 Win 6–4, 6–3
74 / 791 W Spain Roberto Bautista Agut (15) 19 Win (6) 7–6(7–1), 6–1


Vienna Open
Vienna, Austria
ATP Tour 500
Hard, indoor
24 – 30 October 2016
75 / 792 1R Slovakia Martin Kližan 35 Win 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
76 / 793 2R France Gilles Simon 24 Win 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
77 / 794 QF United States John Isner 27 Win 6–1, 6–3
SF Spain David Ferrer (5) 19 Walkover N/A
78 / 795 W France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) 15 Win (7) 6–3, 7–6(8–6)


Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
31 October – 6 November 2016
1R Bye
79 / 796 2R Spain Fernando Verdasco 46 Win 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
80 / 797 3R France Lucas Pouille (13) 17 Win 6–3, 6–0
81 / 798 QF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (7) 11 Win 7–6(11–9), 7–5
SF Canada Milos Raonic (4) 5 Walkover N/A
82 / 799 W United States John Isner 27 Win (8) 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4


ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP Finals
Hard, indoor
13 – 20 November 2016
83 / 800 RR Croatia Marin Čilić (7) 7 Win 6–3, 6–2
84 / 801 RR Japan Kei Nishikori (5) 5 Win 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4
85 / 802 RR Switzerland Stan Wawrinka (3) 3 Win 6–4, 6–2
86 / 803 SF Canada Milos Raonic (4) 4 Win 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(11–9)
87 / 804 W Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 2 Win (9) 6–3, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score


Davis Cup World Group First Round
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
4 – 6 March 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
1 / 127 1R
R3
Japan Nishioka / Japan Uchiyama 426 / 317 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–4


Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
7 – 20 March 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Colin Fleming
2 / 128 1R United States Isner / Canada Raonic 120 / – Loss 5–7, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]


Monte-Carlo Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
11 – 17 April 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
3 / 129 1R Uruguay Cuevas / Spain Granollers 34 / 33 Win 6–3, 6–4
4 / 130 2R France Roger-Vasselin / Serbia Zimonjić (7) 15 / 18 Win 2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
5 / 131 QF France Herbert / France Mahut (3) 8 / 5 Loss 4–6, 6–3, [10–12]


Summer Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Olympic Games
Hard, outdoor
6 – 14 August 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6 / 132 1R Brazil Bellucci / Brazil (IP) 103 / 63 Loss 6–7(6–8), 6–7(14–16)


Davis Cup World Group Semi-final
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
16 – 18 September 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Jamie Murray
7 / 133 SF
R3
Argentina del Potro / Argentina Mayer 353 / 122 Win 6–1, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score


Summer Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Olympic Games
Hard, outdoor
6 – 14 August 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Heather Watson
1 / 12 1R Spain Suárez Navarro / Spain Ferrer 12 / 12 Win 6–3, 6–3
2 / 13 QF India Mirza / India Bopanna 1 / 15 Loss 4–6, 4–6

Exhibitions[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score
Hopman Cup
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Mixed exhibition
Hard, indoor
3 – 9 January 2016
Partner: United Kingdom Heather Watson
RR France Kenny de Schepper 148 Win 6–2, 6–2
RR France Caroline Garcia / France Kenny de Schepper Win 6–2, 5–7, [10–6]
RR Australia Nick Kyrgios 30 Loss 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
RR Australia Daria Gavrilova / Australia Nick Kyrgios Loss 2–6, 7–6(7–0), [9–11]
RR Germany Alexander Zverev 83 Win 6–3, 6–4
RR Germany Sabine Lisicki / Germany Alexander Zverev Win 6–3, 6–4
Tie Break Tens
Vienna, Austria
Singles exhibition
Hard, indoor
23 October 2016
RR Croatia Goran Ivanišević Win [10–7]
RR United Kingdom Marcus Willis 498 Win [10–3]
SF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 16 Win [10–7]
F Austria Dominic Thiem 10 Loss [5–10]

Tournament schedule[edit]

Singles schedule[edit]

Date Tournament City Category Surface 2015 result 2015 points 2016 points Outcome
18.01–31.01 Australian Open Melbourne Grand Slam Hard F 1,200 1,200 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
04.03–06.03 Davis Cup: Great Britain vs Japan
World Group First Round
Birmingham Davis Cup Hard (i) W 80 [nb 1]  Great Britain def.  Japan, 3–1
Great Britain advanced to WG QF
07.03–20.03 Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 45 Lost in third round against Federico Delbonis
23.03–03.04 Miami Masters Miami ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard F 600 45 Lost in third round against Grigor Dimitrov
11.04–17.04 Monte-Carlo Masters Monte-Carlo ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay DNS 0 360 Lost in the semifinals against Rafael Nadal
01.05–08.05 Madrid Open Madrid ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay W 1,000 600 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
09.05–15.05 Italian Open Rome ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay 3R 90 1,000 Won in the final against Novak Djokovic
22.05–05.06 French Open Paris Grand Slam Clay SF 720 1,200 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
13.06–19.06 Queen's Club Championships London ATP World Tour 500 Grass W 500 500 Won in the final against Milos Raonic
27.06–10.07 Wimbledon Championships London Grand Slam Grass SF 720 2,000 Won in the final against Milos Raonic
08.08–14.08 Summer Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro Olympics Hard [nb 2] Won in the final against Juan Martín del Potro
13.08–21.08 Cincinnati Masters Cincinnati ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 600 Lost in the final against Marin Čilić
29.08–11.09 US Open New York Grand Slam Hard 4R 180 360 Lost in the quarterfinals against Kei Nishikori
16.09–18.09 Davis Cup: Great Britain vs Argentina
World Group Semifinals
Glasgow Davis Cup Hard (i) W 140 [nb 1]  Argentina def.  Great Britain, 3–2
Great Britain eliminated in WG SF
03.10–09.10 China Open Beijing ATP World Tour 500 Hard DNS 0 500 Won in the final against Grigor Dimitrov
09.10–16.10 Shanghai Masters Shanghai ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 1,000 Won in the final against Roberto Bautista Agut
24.10–30.10 Vienna Open Vienna ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) DNS 0 500 Won in the final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
31.10–06.11 Paris Masters Paris ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard (i) F 600 1,000 Won in the final against John Isner
13.11–20.11 ATP World Tour Finals London ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) RR 200 1,500 Won in the final against Novak Djokovic
Race to London points 7110 12410 Increase 5300 difference
Total year-end points 7110 12410

Yearly records[edit]

Head-to-head matchups[edit]

(Bold denotes a top 10 player at the time of the most recent match between the two players, Italic denotes top 50.)

Finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (9–4)[edit]

Category
Grand Slam (1–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
Olympic Games (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3–2)
ATP World Tour 500 (3–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (6–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (2–0)
Titles by conditions
Outdoors (6–4)
Indoors (3–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 31 January 2016 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 1–6, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 8 May 2016 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 15 May 2016 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5 June 2016 French Open, Paris, France Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 19 June 2016 Queen's Club Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Canada Milos Raonic 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
Winner 10 July 2016 Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Canada Milos Raonic 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 14 August 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 21 August 2016 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Croatia Marin Čilić 4–6, 5–7
Winner 9 October 2016 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 16 October 2016 Shanghai Masters, Shanghai, China Hard Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 7–6(7–1), 6–1
Winner 30 October 2016 Vienna Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 6 November 2016 Paris Masters, Paris, France Hard (i) United States John Isner 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Winner 20 November 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–4

Earnings[edit]

Singles
Event Prize money Year-to-date
Australian Open A$1,700,000 $1,166,030
Indian Wells Masters $36,170 $1,202,200
Miami Open $36,170 $1,238,370
Monte-Carlo Masters €177,015 $1,440,043
Madrid Open €447,630 $1,952,311
Italian Open €717,315 $2,770,265
French Open €1,000,000 $3,892,265
Queen's Club Championships €410,200 $4,353,699
Wimbledon Championships £2,000,000 $7,084,099
Cincinnati Masters $409,270 $7,493,369
US Open $450,000 $7,943,369
China Open $663,575 $8,606,944
Shanghai Masters $1,043,375 $9,650,319
Vienna Open €428,800 $10,116,810
Paris Masters €746,550 $10,936,821
ATP World Tour Finals $2,391,000 $13,327,821
Bonus Pool $2,978,119 $16,327,821
$16,327,821
Doubles
Event Prize money Year-to-date
Indian Wells Masters $5,930 $5,930
Monte-Carlo Masters €14,000 $21,880
$21,880
Total
$16,349,701

Figures in United States dollars (USD) unless noted.

Bold denotes tournament win

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Davis Cup in 2016 no longer carried ranking points.
  2. ^ The tournament at the Olympic Games carried no ranking points.
  3. ^ Raonic was ranked outside the top 10 but inside the top 50 for their first two meetings (2–0) and inside the top 10 for their following meetings (4–0).
  4. ^ Pouille was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) and inside the top 50 but outside the top 10 for their following meetings (2–0).
  5. ^ Berdych was ranked inside the top 10 for their first two meetings (2–0) and inside the top 50 but outside the top 10 for their following meeting (1–0).
  6. ^ Granollers was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) and inside the top 50 but outside the top 10 for their following meeting (1–0).
  7. ^ Ferrer was ranked inside the top 10 for their first meeting (1–0) and inside the top 50 but outside the top 10 for their following meeting (1–0).
  8. ^ Čilić was ranked outside the top 10 but inside the top 50 for their first two meetings (1–1) and inside the top 10 for their following meeting (1–0).

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