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Andy Murray: Awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list

Andy Murray: Awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list

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Have a look at Andy Murray's career to date after he was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

The 25-year-old was one of a host of sporting stars to receive honours as part of a special list rewarding British athletes who excelled at the London Olympics and Paralympics.

1987: Born May 15, Dunblane, Scotland.

1999: December - Wins junior Orange Bowl title in Miami.

2004: September - Becomes first British winner of US Open boys' title, beating Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.

2005: March - Becomes youngest British Davis Cup player, aged 17, in match against Israel.

June - Defeats Radek Stepanek to become first Scot to reach third round at Wimbledon. Loses to David Nalbandian.

October - Reaches first ATP final at Thailand Open, losing to Roger Federer.

2006: February 20 - Claims first ATP title by beating Lleyton Hewitt in San Jose.

February 28 - Moves above Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski in rankings to become British number one.

April 14 - Splits from coach Mark Petchey.

July 3 - Loses to Marcos Baghdatis in fourth round at Wimbledon.

July 26 - American Brad Gilbert appointed Murray's new coach.

2007: January 22 - Loses five-set thriller to Rafael Nadal in Australian Open fourth round.

February 18 - Defends San Jose title with victory over Ivo Karlovic.

November 14 - Splits with coach Gilbert.

2008: July 2 - Loses to Nadal in Wimbledon quarter-finals.

August 3 - Defeats Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati to claim first Masters Series title.

August 12 - Suffers first-round defeat by Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei at Beijing Olympics.

September 7 - Beats top seed Nadal in semi-finals of US Open to reach first grand slam final.

Final defeat

September 8 - Beaten 6-2 7-5 6-2 by defending champion Federer in US Open final.

October 19 - Wins Madrid Masters with victory over Gilles Simon.

2009: March - Wins Miami Masters, beating Djokovic.

May 11 - Overtakes Djokovic to become world number three.

June 2 - Loses to Fernando Gonzalez in French Open quarter-finals.

June 14 - Becomes first British player since 1938 to win Queen's Club title, beating James Blake in the final.

July 3 - Reaches first Wimbledon semi-final but loses 6-4 4-6 7-6 7-6 to Roddick.

August 16 - Wins Montreal Masters with victory over Juan Martin Del Potro, and becomes world number two.

November 8 - Wins comeback event in Valencia after wrist injury. Later finishes year at world number four.

2010: January 31 - Loses 6-3 6-4 7-6 to Federer in Australian Open final.

July 2 - Loses Wimbledon semi-final 6-4 7-6 6-4 to Nadal.

July 27 - Splits with coach Miles Maclagan after two and a half years.

August 15 - Beats Nadal and Federer as he defends his Masters title in Toronto.

October 17 - Beats Federer in final to win Shanghai Masters.

November 27 - Loses 7-6 3-6 7-6 to Nadal after more than three hours in a classic semi-final at ATP World Tour Finals in London.

More Australian woe

2011: January 30 - Beaten 6-4 6-2 6-3 by Djokovic in second successive Australian Open final.

June 3 - Loses 6-4 7-5 6-4 to eventual champion Nadal in French Open semi-final.

June 13 - Beats Tsonga to win AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

July 1 - Loses 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 against Nadal in Wimbledon semi-final.

September 10 - Loses 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-2 to Rafael Nadal in US Open semi-final.

October 9 - Beats Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-0 to win Japan Open final.

October 16 - Completes hat-trick of tournament victories by beating David Ferrer 7-5 6-4 in Shanghai Masters final, to take him above Federer and to number three in world rankings.

November 22 - Pulls out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a groin injury.

December 31 - Hires eight-time grand slam winner Ivan Lendl as his new coach.

2012: January 27 - Loses 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-1 7-5 to Djokovic in epic Australian Open semi-final lasting four hours and 50 minutes.

June 6 - Murray's French Open run ends in the quarter-finals with defeat by David Ferrer.

July 6 - Reaches Wimbledon final for the first time with a 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

July 8 - Federer denies Murray in the Wimbledon final, winning 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 to land a record-equalling seventh title. Murray breaks down in tears in his on-court interview, saying: "I'm getting closer."

August 5: Wins Olympic gold medal in singles at Wimbledon by beating Federer 6-2 6-1 6-4, and then takes silver in mixed doubles with Laura Robson after a final defeat by Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.

September 8: Books place in fifth grand slam final with US Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych, taking the match 5-7 6-2 6-1 7-6 (9/7).

September 10: Finally breaks his grand slam duck, beating Djokovic 7-6 (12/10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours and 54 minutes to win the US Open.

December 16: Finishes third in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards.

December 28: Awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

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