Best Australian Open Performance: Fourth Rnd (2007, 2009)
Career prize money: $9,920,493 USD
Career high ranking: 2
Current ranking (31 Dec 09): 4
Write-up: The UK’s highest ranked tennis player in a long while (specifically since Fred Perry was winning everything in the 1930s) is looking like he could deliver the Brits a Grand Slam victory one day. He’s still only 22 years old and has reached one Grand Slam final (losing to Federer at the US Open in 2008) and won 14 ATP tour events and made the semis of Wimbledon. On-court, Murray is described as a defensive counter-puncher, meaning he has a low error rate and often waits for his opponent to make a mistake to win points. He also has a great first serve.
Nova knows him because: You can’t avoid a British tennis player. Everyone watches Wimbledon, and so everyone hears about ‘Henman Hill’ for Tim Henman, now named Murray Mountain.