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The 2015 Andy Murray tennis season began at the Australian Open. Murray was the defending champion at the Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia Opens, but chose not to defend these titles. His season saw him reach seven singles finals, winning titles at Munich, Madrid, Queen's and Montreal, while he won eight singles and three doubles rubbers to help lead Great Britain to the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years.

2015 Andy Murray tennis season
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Murray at the 2015 Australian Open
Full nameAndrew Barron Murray
Country United Kingdom
Season record71–14 (83.5%)
Calendar titles4
Year-end rankingNo. 2
Ranking change from previous yearIncrease 4
Australian OpenF
French OpenSF
WimbledonSF
US Open4R
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR
Season record7–6 (53.8%)
Calendar titles0
Current rankingNo. 149
Ranking change from previous yearIncrease 187
Davis CupW
Last updated on: 28 November 2015.

Contents

Year in DetailEdit

Australian Open Series and early hard court seasonEdit

Hopman CupEdit

At the beginning of the year Murray teamed up with Heather Watson in the Hopman Cup, where in the group stage they having won fewer sets and games than Poland, finishing second in their group. Murray and Watson lost the doubles match against Poland, however Murray went undefeated in singles, beating Benoît Paire, Jerzy Janowicz and Marinko Matosevic, each in straight sets.

Australian OpenEdit

              

Murray entered the first Grand Slam event of the year as the 6th seed, and began strongly as he defeated qualifier Yuki Bhambri, Australian Marinko Matosevic and João Sousa of Portugal without dropping a set. He followed this up by defeating 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov in four tightly contested sets, despite his opponent having served for the fourth set at 5–3; Murray won the last 5 games to seal the win, and make it through to the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the 6th straight year. In the quarterfinals, the Scot faced teenage sensation and home favourite Nick Kyrgios, in the Australian's second Grand slam quarterfinal in as many appearances. Murray made light work of his young opponent, and despite being broken towards the end of the third set, Murray made it through in straight sets to his 15th Grand Slam semifinal. He faced Tomáš Berdych for the first time since 2013, going into the match with a 4–6 disadvantage in their head-to-head. Despite losing the first set, Murray then dominated proceedings, taking the second set to love and ultimately winning in four sets to make it through to his fourth final at the Australian Open, his 8th career Grand Slam final appearance. Here he faced Novak Djokovic for his first Australian open title. However, he lost in 4 sets, which would be his 5th consecutive defeat to the Serb.[1]

Rotterdam OpenEdit

Murray entered the Rotterdam Open as the first seed and won both his opening matches in straight sets against Nicolas Mahut and Vasek Pospisil. However, he lost at the quarterfinal stage in straight sets to Gilles Simon, who ended a 12 match losing streak to Murray.

Dubai Tennis ChampionshipsEdit

Murray won his opening match in straight sets against Gilles Müller, then thrashed João Sousa for the loss of just two games to reach the quarterfinals. However, he got thrashed in the quarterfinal stage to Croatian teenager Borna Ćorić, winning just four games.

Davis Cup World Group First RoundEdit

Murray next played in the Davis Cup World Group First Round in Glasgow. He won his first match in four sets against Donald Young and then defeated John Isner in straight sets, despite Isner having set points in the first set. Those two victories, along with a five set marathon win by James Ward over Isner, allowed Great Britain to progress to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive time with a 3–2 lead over the United States.

Indian WellsEdit

Murray beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets, then defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets. He then won his next two matches in straight sets against Adrian Mannarino and Feliciano López (overtaking Tim Henman's record of 496 career wins to have the most career wins in the Open Era for a British man) but lost in the semifinal stage to Djokovic in straight sets.

Murray also participated in the doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis and they both won their opening match against the fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău but lost their next match against Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjić.

Miami OpenEdit

Murray again faced Donald Young in his opening match and defeated him in straight sets before beating Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to avenge his defeat in the 2014 Madrid Open. He then defeated Kevin Anderson in three sets to record his 500th career win in the ATP World Tour, becoming the first British man in the Open Era to do so. He then reached the final after defeating Dominic Thiem in three sets and Tomáš Berdych in straight sets. He then lost the final to Djokovic in three sets (who won a record fifth Miami title) and was again broken to love in the third and deciding set, having received a bagel during his defeat to Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

Spring Clay Court season and French OpenEdit

Bavarian International Tennis ChampionshipsEdit

Murray did not participate in the Monte-Carlo Masters due to getting married to his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears, so he began his Clay Court season in the Bavarian International Tennis Championships at Munich. He defeated Mischa Zverev in straight sets and then reached his first ever Clay Court final after defeating Lukáš Rosol in three sets and Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets, completing both matches in a single day after his match with Rosol was suspended by rain in the previous day. He then won his first title on Clay by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets, requiring tiebreakers to win both the first and third sets. This made him the first British player to win a tour level Clay Court title since Buster Mottram in 1976.

Murray paired up with Jean-Julien Rojer in the doubles and they both upset the third seeds Lukáš Rosol and Raven Klaasen and then beat Rameez Junaid and Adil Shamasdin to reach the semifinals where they lost to the top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, in what was Murray's third match of the day after his singles victories over Rosol and Bautista Agut.

Madrid OpenEdit

He then took his newfound form on Clay to the Madrid Open, beating Kohlschreiber again in three sets in his opening match after breaking to love in the third set during an early morning match finishing at 3:00am. He then thrashed Marcel Granollers in straight sets, losing only two games, and then beat Milos Raonic (who was struggling with a foot injury) and Kei Nishikori both in straight sets to face Rafael Nadal in the final. He won his second straight Clay court title and his first Masters 1000 title on Clay by defeating Nadal in straight sets, his first victory over Nadal since the 2011 Japan Open and his first victory against Nadal on Clay after 6 previous defeats. By winning, he became only the fourth player to defeat Nadal in a clay court final, following Roger Federer, Djokovic and Horacio Zeballos.

Rome MastersEdit

Murray beat Jérémy Chardy in straight sets but withdrew due to fatigue from the tournament before his next match against David Goffin, after playing nine matches in the space of ten days and his early morning match against Kohlschreiber in the Madrid Open.

French OpenEdit

Murray then entered the French Open with a 10 match winning streak on Clay, extending that streak by beating Facundo Argüello in straight sets and João Sousa in four sets in his opening round matches. He next defeated Nick Kyrgios again in straight sets and then beat Jerémy Chardy and David Ferrer both in four sets to reach his third semifinal in the French Open. He faced Djokovic again and lost the first two sets, but won the next two sets to take the match into a deciding set during a two-day match delayed by a thunderstorm. However, he ultimately lost the match in five sets, putting an end to his 15 match winning streak on Clay.[2]

Grass Court season and WimbledonEdit

Queens Club ChampionshipsEdit

Murray began his grass court season at Queen's Club. He won his first two matches in straight sets against Lu Yen-hsun and Fernando Verdasco before defeating Gilles Müller in three sets to reach the semifinals. Murray went on to win his 34th career title by defeating Victor Troicki and Kevin Anderson in straight sets both in a single day after his match with Troicki was suspended by rain. This was his fourth Queen's Club title, equalling the number of titles which John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick had won in the Open Era.

In the doubles, Murray paired up with Dominic Inglot but they both lost in the first round to Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.

Wimbledon ChampionshipsEdit

Murray drew Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships. He won in straight sets, and also defeated Robin Haase in straight sets to reach the third round, where he played Andreas Seppi. Murray went two sets up but then lost six games in a row after Seppi had taken an injury timeout, before Murray had shoulder treatment and came back to win the final six games and the match.

Murray reached the quarter-finals after a four-set victory over Ivo Karlović, and there beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and set up a match against Roger Federer. However, after missing a break point opportunity against the Federer serve in the first game, Federer never faced another break point and managed to break Murray at the end of each set to win 7–5, 7–5, 6–4.[3]

Davis Cup World Group QuarterfinalsEdit

With the Davis Cup Quarterfinals taking place at the Queen's Club, Murray won his first match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. He then paired up with his elder brother and doubles specialist Jamie Murray in the doubles against Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut and despite losing the first set along with Murray sustaining a fall during the match, the two brothers eventually won the match in four sets. He then faced Gilles Simon in his next singles match and after initially being a set and a break down, he suddenly found his form again towards the end of the second set and eventually won in four sets, winning 12 of the last 15 games in the process (with Simon struggling from an ankle injury). With a 3–1 lead over France, this resulted in Great Britain reaching their first Davis Cup semifinal since 1981.

US Open SeriesEdit

Washington OpenEdit

Murray was the top seed in the tournament and drew Teymuraz Gabashvili in the second round. Both players split the first two sets with Gabashvili winning the first set and Murray winning the second set. However, despite serving for the match at 5–4 in the third set, Murray was broken back and lost the match in three sets after a deciding tiebreaker. Murray also paired up with Daniel Nester in the doubles but they lost in the first round to the third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea in three sets.

Canadian OpenEdit

Murray responded well from his shock defeat in the Washington Open by defeating Tommy Robredo in straight sets despite Robredo being a break up in the second set. This was then followed by straight sets victories over Gilles Müller in the third round and the defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (who had defeated Murray in the same stage the previous year en route to claiming the title) in the quarterfinals. He then faced Kei Nishikori again in the semifinals but despite the first set having three breaks in a row, Murray won the second set comfortably with a bagel, winning 12 of the last 13 points in the process, advancing to the final without dropping a set. This therefore ensured that he would overtake Roger Federer as the world number 2, returning to that ranking for the first time since 2013. He faced Djokovic again and both players split the opening two sets after three breaks of serve in each set, with Murray winning the first set and Djokovic taking the second set. Murray then broke for an early lead in the third set and despite saving 6 break points along with Djokovic saving 5 match points, Murray won the match in three sets, ending an eight-match losing streak against the world number 1. This was Murray's first victory over Djokovic since his Wimbledon victory in 2013, and the first time he had defeated Djokovic in the deciding set of a three-set match.

In the doubles, Murray paired up with 16-time doubles Grand Slam champion Leander Paes, and they beat Kevin Anderson and Jérémy Chardy in straight sets to set up a meeting with John Peers and Murray's elder brother Jamie Murray, marking the first time the two brothers had faced against each other in a professional match. However, despite having set points in the second-set tiebreaker, the elder Murray and Peers won the match in straight sets.

Cincinnati MastersEdit

In the second Master Series tournament of the US Hard Court season, Murray defeated Mardy Fish in the second round, and then beat both Grigor Dimitrov and Richard Gasquet in three-set matches, having to come from a set down on both occasions, while Dimitrov had served for the match in the deciding set. In the semi-final he lost to defending champion Roger Federer in straight sets, and after Federer went on to win the tournament this result saw Murray drop back to number 3 in the rankings.

US OpenEdit

Murray drew Nick Kyrgios in the first round and while he won the first two sets, Kyrgios won the third set, his first against Murray having lost their last three meetings in straight sets, before losing in four sets. Murray then faced Adrian Mannarino in the second round and unexpectedly dropped the first two sets before finding his form and winning the next three sets to prevail in five sets, matching Roger Federer for winning 8 matches from 2 sets down. Murray then beat Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets, dropping his serve only once in the match, to face Kevin Anderson in the fourth round. However, while Murray easily won their last meeting in the Queens Club final, Anderson's serve this time proved too much for Murray as he took the first set in a tiebreaker and then broke Murray in the second set for a two set to love lead. While Murray battled back to take the third set in a tiebreaker, Anderson won the match in four sets to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal without dropping a point in the last tiebreaker. This ended Murray's five-year run of 18 consecutive Grand Slam Quarterfinals (not counting his withdrawal from the 2013 French Open) since his third round loss to Stan Wawrinka in the 2010 US Open.[4]

Davis Cup and End of SeasonEdit

Davis Cup World Group SemifinalsEdit

Playing against Australia in the semifinals of the Davis Cup World Group in Glasgow, Andy Murray won both his singles rubbers in straight sets, against Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic.[5] He also partnered his brother Jamie, and they won in five sets against the pairing of Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt, the results guiding Great Britain to the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1978.[6]

Shanghai MastersEdit

Andy Murray reached the semifinals after victories against Steve Johnson and John Isner, before defeating Tomáš Berdych in straight sets including a run of nine games in a row. In the semifinals he lost to Novak Djokovic for the fifth time in the season, but the result along with Federer's early exit from the tournament ensured that Murray returned to the No. 2 ranking.[7]

Paris MastersEdit

Murray reached the quarter-finals for the lost of just four games, with victories against Borna Ćorić and David Goffin, before defeating Richard Gasquet in three sets to reach his first semi-final at the Paris Masters, becoming only the fourth person to reach the semi-finals or better at least once at all nine Masters tournaments.[8] He then beat David Ferrer in straight sets, including a run of the last five games, but lost to Novak Djokovic in the final for the sixth time in the season.[9]

ATP World Tour FinalsEdit

Murray had qualified for the Tour Finals and was seeded second, drawn in the same group as Stanislas Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. He beat Ferrer in his opening match, but lost both his other matches and was eliminated from the tournament at the group stage. However, Roger Federer lost in the final, ensuring that Murray finished the year as World No. 2 for the first time in his career.[10]

Davis Cup World Group FinalEdit

After Kyle Edmund had lost the first singles rubber, Murray's victory over Ruben Bemelmans in straight sets pulled Great Britain level in the final, played on indoor clay courts at Ghent. He then partnered his brother Jamie in a four-set victory over the pairing of Steve Darcis and David Goffin, before defeating Goffin again in the reverse singles on Sunday, thus ensuring a 3-1 victory for Great Britain, their first Davis Cup title since 1936.[11] Murray also became only the third person since the current Davis Cup format was introduced to win all eight of his singles rubbers in a Davis Cup season, after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander.[12]

All matchesEdit

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 matchesEdit

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


Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
19 January – 1 February 2015
1 / 633 1R   Yuki Bhambri (Q) 317 Win 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2 / 634 2R   Marinko Matosevic 81 Win 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
3 / 635 3R   João Sousa 55 Win 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
4 / 636 4R   Grigor Dimitrov (10) 11 Win 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–5
5 / 637 QF   Nick Kyrgios 53 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
6 / 638 SF   Tomáš Berdych (7) 7 Win 6–7(6–8), 6–0, 6–3, 7–5
7 / 639 F   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (1) 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 0–6


Rotterdam Open
Rotterdam, Netherlands
ATP Tour 500
Hard, indoor
9 – 15 February 2015
8 / 640 1R   Nicolas Mahut (Q) 109 Win 6–3, 6–2
9 / 641 2R   Vasek Pospisil 59 Win 6–3, 7–5
10 / 642 QF   Gilles Simon (8) 19 Loss 4–6, 2–6


Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
23 February – 1 March 2015
11 / 643 1R   Gilles Müller 35 Win 6–4, 7–5
12 / 644 2R   João Sousa 50 Win 6–0, 6–2
13 / 645 QF   Borna Ćorić (LL) 84 Loss 1–6, 3–6


Davis Cup World Group First Round
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
6 – 8 March 2015
14 / 646 1R
R1
  Donald Young 47 Win 6–1, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
15 / 647 1R
R4
  John Isner 20 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)


Indian Wells
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2015
1R Bye
16 / 648 2R   Vasek Pospisil 62 Win 6–1, 6–3
17 / 649 3R   Philipp Kohlschreiber (26) 29 Win 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
18 / 650 4R   Adrian Mannarino 38 Win 6–3, 6–3
19 / 651 QF   Feliciano López (12) 12 Win 6–3, 6–4
20 / 652 SF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 2–6, 3–6


Miami Open
Miami, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
24 March – 5 April 2015
1R Bye
21 / 653 2R   Donald Young 44 Win 6–4, 6–2
22 / 654 3R   Santiago Giraldo (27) 31 Win 6–3, 6–4
23 / 655 4R   Kevin Anderson (15) 17 Win 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
24 / 656 QF   Dominic Thiem 52 Win 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
25 / 657 SF   Tomáš Berdych (8) 9 Win 6–4, 6–4
26 / 658 F   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (2) 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 0–6


Bavarian International Tennis Championships
Munich, Germany
ATP Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
25 April – 4 May 2015
1R Bye
27 / 659 2R   Mischa Zverev (Q) 653 Win 6–2, 6–2
28 / 660 QF   Lukáš Rosol (9) 41 Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
29 / 661 SF   Roberto Bautista Agut (3) 16 Win 6–4, 6–4
30 / 662 W   Philipp Kohlschreiber (5) 26 Win (1) 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 7–6(7–4)


Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
4 – 10 May 2015
1R Bye
31 / 663 2R   Philipp Kohlschreiber 24 Win 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
32 / 664 3R   Marcel Granollers (WC) 62 Win 6–2, 6–0
33 / 665 QF   Milos Raonic (5) 6 Win 6–4, 7–5
34 / 666 SF   Kei Nishikori (4) 5 Win 6–3, 6–4
35 / 667 W   Rafael Nadal (3) 4 Win (2) 6–3, 6–2


Italian Open
Rome, Italy
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
11 – 17 May 2015
1R Bye
36 / 668 2R   Jérémy Chardy 38 Win 6–4, 6–3
3R   David Goffin 20 Withdrew N/A


French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, outdoor
24 May – 7 June 2015
37 / 669 1R   Facundo Argüello (LL) 137 Win 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
38 / 670 2R   João Sousa 44 Win 6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
39 / 671 3R   Nick Kyrgios (29) 30 Win 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
40 / 672 4R   Jérémy Chardy 45 Win 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
41 / 673 QF   David Ferrer (7) 8 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
42 / 674 SF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 7–5, 1–6


Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
ATP Tour 500
Grass, outdoor
15 – 21 June 2015
43 / 675 1R   Lu Yen-hsun (Q) 63 Win 6–4, 7–5
44 / 676 2R   Fernando Verdasco 42 Win 7–5, 6–4
45 / 677 QF   Gilles Müller 48 Win 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
46 / 678 SF   Viktor Troicki 25 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
47 / 679 W   Kevin Anderson 17 Win (3) 6–3, 6–4


Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam tournament
Grass, outdoor
29 June – 12 July 2015
48 / 680 1R   Mikhail Kukushkin 59 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
49 / 681 2R   Robin Haase 78 Win 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
50 / 682 3R   Andreas Seppi (25) 27 Win 6–2, 6–2, 1–6, 6–1
51 / 683 4R   Ivo Karlović (23) 25 Win 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
52 / 684 QF   Vasek Pospisil 56 Win 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
53 / 685 SF   Roger Federer (2) 2 Loss 5–7, 5–7, 4–6


Davis Cup World Group Quarter-final
London, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Grass, outdoor
17 – 19 July 2015
54 / 686 QF
R2
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 12 Win 7–5, 7–6(12–10), 6–2
55 / 687 QF
R4
  Gilles Simon 11 Win 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–0


Washington Open
Washington, United States
ATP Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
3 – 9 August 2015
1R Bye
56 / 688 2R   Teymuraz Gabashvili 53 Loss 4–6, 6–4, 6–7(4–7)


Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 – 16 August 2015
1R Bye
57 / 689 2R   Tommy Robredo 22 Win 6–4, 7–5
58 / 690 3R   Gilles Müller 46 Win 6–3, 6–2
59 / 691 QF   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) 24 Win 6–4, 6–4
60 / 692 SF   Kei Nishikori (4) 4 Win 6–3, 6–0
61 / 693 W   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Win (4) 6–4, 4–6, 6–3


Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
17 – 23 August 2015
1R Bye
62 / 694 2R   Mardy Fish (WC) 705 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
63 / 695 3R   Grigor Dimitrov (16) 17 Win 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
64 / 696 QF   Richard Gasquet (12) 13 Win 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
65 / 697 SF   Roger Federer (2) 3 Loss 4–6, 6–7(6–8)


US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
31 August – 13 September 2015
66 / 698 1R   Nick Kyrgios 37 Win 7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
67 / 699 2R   Adrian Mannarino 35 Win 5–7, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
68 / 700 3R   Thomaz Bellucci (30) 30 Win 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
69 / 701 4R   Kevin Anderson (15) 14 Loss 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(0–7)


Davis Cup World Group Semi-final
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
18 – 20 September 2015
70 / 702 SF
R1
  Thanasi Kokkinakis 72 Win 6–3, 6–0, 6–3
71 / 703 SF
R4
  Bernard Tomic 23 Win 7–5, 6–3, 6–2


Shanghai Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
11 – 18 October 2015
1R Bye
72 / 704 2R   Steve Johnson 47 Win 6–2, 6–4
73 / 705 3R   John Isner (13) 13 Win 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
74 / 706 QF   Tomáš Berdych (5) 5 Win 6–1, 6–3
75 / 707 SF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 1–6, 3–6


Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2015
1R Bye
76 / 708 2R   Borna Ćorić 46 Win 6–1, 6–2
77 / 709 3R   David Goffin (16) 16 Win 6–1, 6–0
78 / 710 QF   Richard Gasquet (10) 9 Win 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 6–3
79 / 711 SF   David Ferrer (8) 8 Win 6–4, 6–3
80 / 712 F   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (3) 2–6, 4–6


ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP Finals
Hard, indoor
15 – 22 November 2015
81 / 713 RR   David Ferrer (7) 7 Win 6–4, 6–4
82 / 714 RR   Rafael Nadal (5) 5 Loss 4–6, 1–6
83 / 715 RR   Stan Wawrinka (4) 4 Loss 6–7(4–7), 4–6


Davis Cup World Group Final
Ghent, Belgium
Davis Cup
Clay, indoor
27 – 29 November 2015
84 / 716 W
R1
  Ruben Bemelmans 108 Win 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
85 / 717 W
R4
  David Goffin 16 Win 6–3, 7–5, 6–3

Doubles matchesEdit

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


Indian Wells
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2015
Partner:   Thanasi Kokkinakis
1 / 114 1R   Rojer /   Tecău (4) 9 / 9 Win 6–3, 7–5
2 / 115 2R   Matkowski /   Zimonjić 27 / 4 Loss 1–6, 4–6


Bavarian International Tennis Championships
Munich, Germany
ATP Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
25 April – 4 May 2015
Partner:   Jean-Julien Rojer
3 / 116 1R   Klaasen /   Rosol (3) 28 / 49 Win 7–5, 6–2
4 / 117 QF   Junaid /   Shamasdin 66 / 55 Win 6–2, 6–2
5 / 118 SF   Peya /   Soares (1) 17 / 16 Loss 3–6, 2–6


Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
ATP Tour 500
Grass, outdoor
15 – 21 June 2015
Partner:   Dominic Inglot
6 / 119 1R   Peya /   Soares (1) 16 / 14 Loss 4–6, 6–7(3–7)


Davis Cup World Group Quarter-final
London, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Grass, outdoor
17 – 19 July 2015
Partner:   Jamie Murray
7 / 120 QF
R3
  Mahut /   Tsonga 22 / 202 Win 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–1


Washington Open
Washington, United States
ATP Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
3 – 9 August 2015
Partner:   Daniel Nestor
8 / 121 1R   Bopanna /   Mergea (3) 11 / 8 Loss 6–2, 1–6, [3–10]


Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 – 16 August 2015
Partner:   Leander Paes
9 / 122 1R   Anderson /   Chardy 68 / 41 Win 6–3, 6–1
10 / 123 2R   J. Murray /   Peers (7) 16 / 15 Loss 4–6, 6–7(9–11)


Davis Cup World Group Semi-final
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
18 – 20 September 2015
Partner:   Jamie Murray
11 / 124 SF
R3
  Groth /   Hewitt 90 / 139 Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4


Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2015
Partner:   Colin Fleming
12 / 125 1R   Peya /   Soares 28 / 24 Loss 2–6, 2–6


Davis Cup World Group Final
Ghent, Belgium
Davis Cup
Clay, indoor
27 – 29 November 2015
Partner:   Jamie Murray
13 / 126 W
R3
  Darcis /   Goffin 596 / 378 Win 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2


ExhibitionsEdit

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score
Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Singles exhibition
Hard, outdoor
1 – 3 January 2015
QF   Feliciano López (5) 14 Win 7–6(7–1), 5–7, 6–4
SF   Rafael Nadal (2) 3 Win 6–2, 6–0
W   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Walkover N/A
Hopman Cup
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Mixed exhibition
Hard, indoor
4 – 11 January 2015
Partner:   Heather Watson
RR   Benoît Paire 126 Win 6–2, 7–5
RR   Alizé Cornet /   Benoît Paire Win 6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
RR   Jerzy Janowicz 43 Win 6–2, 6–4
RR   Agnieszka Radwańska /   Jerzy Janowicz Loss 4–6, 4–6
RR   Marinko Matosevic 77 Win 6–3, 6–2
RR   Casey Dellacqua /   Marinko Matosevic Win 7–5, 6–1
Tie Break Tens
London, United Kingdom
Singles exhibition
Hard, indoor
5 December 2015
RR   Kyle Edmund 102 Win [10–7]
RR   David Ferrer 7 Win [10–4]
SF   Tim Henman Win [10–1]
F   Kyle Edmund 102 Loss [7–10]

Tournament scheduleEdit

Singles scheduleEdit

Murray's 2015 singles tournament schedule was as follows:

Date Championship Location Category Surface Prev. result Prev. points New points Outcome
19 January 2015–
1 February 2015
Australian Open Melbourne Grand Slam Hard QF 360 1,200 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
9 February 2015–
15 February 2015
Rotterdam Open Rotterdam ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) QF 90 90 Lost in the quarterfinals against Gilles Simon
23 February 2015–
1 March 2015
Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai ATP World Tour 500 Hard DNS 0 90 Lost in the quarterfinals against Borna Ćorić
6 March 2015–
8 March 2015
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs USA
World Group First Round
Glasgow Davis Cup Hard (i) QF 80 80   Great Britain def.   United States, 3–2
Great Britain advanced to WG QF
9 March 2015–
22 March 2015
Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard 4R 90 360 Lost in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic
23 March 2015–
5 April 2015
Miami Masters Miami ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard QF 180 600 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
25 April 2015–
4 May 2015
Bavarian International Tennis Championships Munich ATP World Tour 250 Clay DNS 0 250 Won in the final against Philipp Kohlschreiber
4 May 2015–
10 May 2015
Madrid Open Madrid ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay 3R 90 1,000 Won in the final against Rafael Nadal
11 May 2015–
17 May 2015
Italian Open Rome ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay QF 180 90 Withdrew before third round match against David Goffin citing fatigue
24 May 2015–
7 June 2015
French Open Paris Grand Slam tournament Clay SF 720 720 Lost in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic
15 June 2015–
21 June 2015
Queen's Club Championships London ATP World Tour 500 Grass 3R 20 500 Won in the final against Kevin Anderson
29 June 2015–
12 July 2015
Wimbledon London Grand Slam tournament Grass QF 360 720 Lost in the semifinals against Roger Federer
17 July 2015–
19 July 2015
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs France
World Group Quarterfinals
London Davis Cup Grass QF 65 130   Great Britain def.   France, 3–1
Great Britain advanced to WG SF
3 August 2015–
9 August 2015
Washington Open Washington ATP World Tour 500 Hard DNS 0 0 Lost in the second round against Teymuraz Gabashvili
10 August 2015–
16 August 2015
Canadian Open Montreal ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard QF 180 1,000 Won in the final against Novak Djokovic
17 August 2015–
23 August 2015
Cincinnati Masters Cincinnati ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard QF 180 360 Lost in the semifinals against Roger Federer
31 August 2015–
13 September 2015
US Open New York City Grand Slam tournament Hard QF 360 180 Lost in the fourth round against Kevin Anderson
18 September 2015–
20 September 2015
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs Australia
World Group Semifinals
Glasgow Davis Cup Hard (i) QF 0 140   Great Britain def.   Australia, 3–2
Great Britain advanced to WG F
12 October 2015–
18 October 2015
Shanghai Masters Shanghai ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard 3R 90 360 Lost in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic
2 November 2015–
8 November 2015
Paris Masters Paris ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard (i) QF 180 600 Lost in the final against Novak Djokovic
16 November 2015–
22 November 2015
ATP World Tour Finals London ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) RR 200 200 Did not advance from the group stage
27 November 2015–
29 November 2015
Davis Cup: Belgium vs Great Britain
World Group Final
Ghent Davis Cup Clay (i) QF 0 275   Great Britain def.   Belgium, 3–1
Great Britain wins 10th Davis Cup
Total year-end points 4805 8945   4140 difference

Doubles scheduleEdit

Date Championship Location Category Surface Prev. result Prev. points New points Outcome
9 March 2015–
22 March 2015
Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard 2R 90 90 Lost in the second round against Matkowski / Zimonjić
25 April 2015–
4 May 2015
Bavarian International Tennis Championships Munich ATP World Tour 250 Clay DNS 0 90 Lost in the semifinals against Peya / Soares
15 June 2015–
21 June 2015
Queen's Club Championships London ATP World Tour 500 Grass DNS 0 0 Lost in the first round against Peya / Soares
17 July 2015–
19 July 2015
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs France
World Group Quarterfinals
London Davis Cup Grass QF 50 50   Great Britain def.   France, 3–1
Great Britain advanced to WG SF
3 August 2015–
9 August 2015
Washington Open Washington ATP World Tour 500 Hard DNS 0 0 Lost in the first round against Bopanna / Mergea
10 August 2015–
16 August 2015
Canadian Open Montreal ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard DNS 0 90 Lost in the second round against J. Murray / Peers
18 September 2015–
20 September 2015
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs Australia
World Group Semifinals
Glasgow Davis Cup Hard (i) QF 0 90   Great Britain def.   Australia, 3–2
Great Britain advanced to WG F
31 October 2015–
8 November 2015
Paris Masters Paris ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard (i) DNS 0 0 Lost in the first round against Peya / Soares
27 November 2015–
29 November 2015
Davis Cup: Belgium vs Great Britain
World Group Final
Ghent Davis Cup Clay (i) QF 0 95   Great Britain def.   Belgium, 3–1
Great Britain wins 10th Davis Cup
Total year-end points 185 505   320 difference

Yearly recordsEdit

Head-to-head matchupsEdit

Ordered by number of wins (Bold denotes a top 10 player at the time of the most recent match between the two players, Italic denotes top 50; for players whose ranking changed over the course of the year, see the note for a more complete breakdown by ranking.)

FinalsEdit

Singles: 7 (4–3)Edit

Category
Grand Slam (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–2)
ATP World Tour 500 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by conditions
Outdoors (4–2)
Indoors (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 15. 1 February 2015 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (4) Hard   Novak Djokovic 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 16. 5 April 2015 Miami Masters, Miami, United States (2) Hard   Novak Djokovic 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 0–6
Winner 32. 4 May 2015 Bavarian International Tennis Championships, Munich, Germany Clay   Philipp Kohlschreiber 7–6 (7–4), 5–7, 7–6 (7–4)
Winner 33. 9 May 2015 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain (2) Clay   Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2
Winner 34. 21 June 2015 Queen's Club Championships, London, United Kingdom (4) Grass   Kevin Anderson 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 16 August 2015 Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada (3) Hard   Novak Djokovic 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 8 November 2015 BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France (1) Hard   Novak Djokovic 2–6, 4–6

Team Competitions: 1 (Winner)Edit

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partners Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. November 27–29, 2015 Davis Cup, Ghent, Belgium Clay (i)   Kyle Edmund
  James Ward
  Jamie Murray
  David Goffin
  Steve Darcis
  Ruben Bemelmans
  Kimmer Coppejans
3–1

EarningsEdit

  • Bold denotes tournament win.
# Venue Singles Prize Money Year-to-date
1. Australian Open A$1,550,000 $1,273,015
2. Rotterdam Open €36,950 $1,314,812
3. Dubai Championships $52,030 $1,366,842
4. Indian Wells $220,230 $1,587,072
5. Miami Masters $439,420 $2,026,492
6. Bavarian International Tennis Championships €80,000 $2,113,468
7. Madrid Open €799,450 $3,008,293
8. Italian Open €40,930 $3,054,126
9. French Open €450,000 $3,549,441
10. Queens Club Championships €381,760 $3,979,417
11. Wimbledon Championships £470,000 $4,719,056
12. Washington Open $9,910 $4,728,966
13. Canadian Open $685,200 $5,414,166
14. Cincinnati Masters $180,370 $5,594,536
15. US Open $283,575 $5,878,111
16. Shanghai Masters $225,460 $6,103,571
17. Paris Masters €320,500 $6,456,153
18. Tour Finals $334,000 $6,790,153
As of 23 November 2015

Figures in United States dollars (USD) unless noted.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sousa was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) but inside the top 50 for their following meetings (2–0).
  2. ^ Kyrgios was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) but inside the top 50 for their following meetings (2–0).
  3. ^ Gasquet was ranked inside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) but inside the top 10 for their second meeting (1–0).
  4. ^ Ćorić was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (0–1) but inside the top 50 for their following meeting (1–0).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open". ESPN. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "French Open: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to reach final". BBC Sport. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray". BBC Sport. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Andy Murray beaten by Kevin Anderson in US Open fourth round". BBC Sport. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Andy Murray beats body and Bernard Tomic to put GB in Davis Cup final". Guardian. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Andy Murray puts Great Britain into Davis Cup final". BBC Sport. 19 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Shanghai Masters: Andy Murray easily beaten by Novak Djokovic". BBC Sport. 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Andy Murray beats Richard Gasquet to reach Paris Masters semi-final for the first time in his career". Daily Record. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Novak Djokovic overwhelms Andy Murray in Paris Masters final". The Guardian. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Stan books all-Swiss semi". ATP World Tour Finals. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Andy Murray wins the Davis Cup for Great Britain". BBC Sport. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Andy Murray beats Goffin to seal first Davis Cup for Great Britain in 79 years". The Guardian. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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