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Murray wins Sportsperson of the Year accolade

Andy Murray’s remarkable year of success continued last night when he was named 2016 Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh.

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Andy Murray got the better of Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon final and the pair look set to meet again after Britain drew Canada in the opening round of the 2017 Davis Cup.  Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Great Britain face trip to Canada for Davis Cup opener

Great Britain will travel to Canada in the first round of the Davis Cup in February.

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Andy Murray would like to see shorter Davis Cup matches but is not sold on the idea of neutral venues. Picture: SNS Group

Andy Murray backs major Davis Cup revamp

Andy Murray would welcome a change of format in the Davis Cup but is less enthusiastic about proposals for finals to be staged at a neutral venue.

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Hibs fans Andy and Jamie Murray celebrated the club's William Hill Scottish Cup win with the trophy this week.

Andy Murray to play match for UNICEF despite thigh strain

Andy Murray’s thigh problem will not stop him playing a charity exhibition match today but the Scot plans to re-assess his schedule for the remainder of the year.

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Andy and Jamie Murray with the trophy at Cromlix House in Dunblane. Picture: Hibernian Media

Andy and Jamie Murray get to grips with Scottish Cup trophy

The Persevered Scottish Cup Trophy Tour had a special stop on Monday - visiting two of the greatest Scottish athletes of all time.

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Andy Murray suffered a thigh injury during the Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina.  Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray to play Glasgow charity tie despite thigh issue

Andy Murray’s thigh problem will not stop him playing a charity exhibition match on Wednesday but the Scot plans to re-assess his schedule for the remainder of the year.

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Judy Murray is passionate about creating a legacy for her sons' achievements

Aidan Smith: Legacy the aim for Murray’s tennis centre

If we’re not careful we’ll be getting blase about the tennis god in our midst, and of course his brother’s not bad either. Another weekend of heroics from Andy and Jamie Murray, not quite ending in triumph this time, thrilled the Davis Cup crowds in Glasgow and those who witnessed Andy’s herculean effort over 5 hours and 7 minutes – the longest match of his career – won’t easily forget this elite-sport blockbuster.

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Great Britain coach Leon Smith, left, consoles  Dan Evans whose defeat gave victory to Argentina. Picture: PA.

Britain’s Davis Cup future bright, insists Smith

Great Britain being disappointed to just reach a Davis Cup semi-final feels almost as surreal as the events of last year when they only went and won the damned thing for the first time in 79 years.

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Andy Murray is left dejected after Dan Evans loses in four sets. Picture: SNS.

Davis Cup coach praises Murray brothers after defeat

Great Britain’s Davis Cup defence came to a disappointing end yesterday as Dan Evans lost the deciding rubber at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

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Argentina's Leonardo Mayer celebrates winning a point against Dan Evans. Picture: SNS

Andy Murray heroics in vain as Great Britain fall in Davis Cup

Andy Murray showed his indefatigable spirit against Argentina yesterday, fighting through the fatigue and pain barrier to haul Great Britain to the brink of a second successive Davis Cup final.

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Andy Murray is left dejected after Dan Evans loses in four sets. Picture: SNS

Great Britain beaten by Argentina in Davis Cup semi-final

Great Britain fought manfully to keep the defence of their Davis Cup title going, but could not quite pull off the comeback against Argentina in Glasgow.

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Andy Murray celebrates his victory against Guido Pella of Argentina. Picture: Getty.

Andy Murray wins to set up deciding rubber in Davis Cup

Andy Murray shook off an injury scare before winning his Davis Cup singles match against Guido Pella to take Great Britain’s semi-final clash with Argentina to a deciding rubber.

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Andy Murray will hope to get Britain back to 2-2 in the singles today. Pic: SNS

Andy Murray: I’m not fresh but I’ll give it my best

Andy and Jamie Murray have given Great Britain cause to hope, but now everything rests on today’s singles matches.

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Andy and Jamie Murray secured the win they needed yesterday in Glasgow. Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS Group

Big brother Jamie Murray helps Andy out in key Davis Cup tie

The last time Great Britain fought back from the brink in Davis Cup action was three years ago. Before that, the last time they managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit was 1930. Escape acts don’t happen too often at this level.

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A solemn Andy Murray faces the media after his defeat. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray in doubt for doubles as GB hopes hang by thread

Andy Murray will decide this morning whether he is up to partnering brother Jamie in the Davis Cup doubles after losing the longest match of his career.

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Andy Murray on his way to a five-set defeat to Juan Martin del Potro.

Murray misery as Del Potro gains revenge in Olympian style

Whenever these two players meet there seems to be an agreement in place that they will squeeze every point until the fans squeak. Well, squeak, groan, squeal and then go absolutely potty. Nothing is conceded, nothing garnered easily. Every game is a battle for supremacy, a sublimely gifted war of attrition.

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Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his Davis Cup defeat by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Andy Murray loses Davis Cup thriller to Juan Martin del Potro

Andy Murray lost the longest match of his career to Juan Martin del Potro to leave Great Britain up against it in their bid to reach a second consecutive Davis Cup final.

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Andy Murray practices ahead of Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina which starts in Glasgow today. Picture: SNS Group

Andy Murray puts loss and fatigue aside for Davis Cup tie

It is certain to be an emotional Andy Murray that steps out into the frenzy of Glasgow’s Emirates as Great Britain’s Davis Cup semi-final begins with his potentially pivotal match-up against Juan Martin Del Potro. It could be no other way after it emerged yesterday that his paternal grandfather Gordon Murray had passed away last Friday, and would be buried this morning. The funeral of the 83-year-old will take place in Kilsyth, around 20 miles from where the Wimbledon and Olympic champion will be seeking to help edge the Davis Cup holders into the final once more.

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Gordon Murray at home with his wife Ellen in Kilsyth in July 2012. Picture: Michael Gillen

Andy Murray to miss grandad’s funeral for Davis Cup tie

Andy Murray will try to put personal grief aside by playing in a Davis Cup tie in Glasgow tomorrow as his grandfather’s funeral takes place.

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Andy Murray will be looking to help Britain reach the final of the Davis Cup this weekend. Picture: John Devlin

Tim Henman tips Andy Murray to claim world No.1 spot

Tim Henman has backed Andy Murray for a tilt at the world number one ranking next spring.

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