The key stats and dates in the life of the 25-year-old Scot, who will play in his fifth Grand Slam final on Monday
Last Updated: 11/09/12 8:28am
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.
October 28 - Wins St Petersburg Open, beating Fernando Verdasco.
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.
September 8 - Beaten 6-2 7-5 6-2 by defending champion Federer in US Open final.
September 21 - Wins his singles matches but Great Britain lose to Austria to be relegated from Davis Cup World Group.
October 19 - Wins Madrid Masters with victory over Gilles Simon.
October 26 - Wins St Petersburg Open, beating Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.
2009: January 11 - Wins Qatar Open, beating Andy Roddick.
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.
May 30 - Beaten by Tomas Berdych in French Open fourth round.
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.
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.
September 18 - Helps Great Britain win Davis Cup promotion with a 5-0 victory over Hungary in Glasgow.
October 2 - Beats American Donald Young 6-2 6-0 in Thailand Open 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 to 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 in 7-6 (12/10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 to win the US Open.