Saturday 19 November 2016

Andy Murray's 2016 season in cartoons

As we get to the end of Andy Murray's most successful season to date I've been looking through the Murray-thon of 17 cartoons I've drawn to see what story they tell.

20th January - Andy Murray plays Sam Groth in the Australian Open
Murray beat Sam Groth in straight sets. 

30th January - Tartan triple in prospect at Australian Open
On this day there was an exciting prospect of Gordon Reid, Jamie Murray and Andy Murray all winning finals in Australian Open.  Unfortunately Murray lost to Djokovic in straight sets

7th February - Andy Murray becomes a father
Murray wasn't sure if he might have to leave the Australian Open early if Kim went into labour, but in the end he was able to fly home after the final.
6th March - Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori in Davis Cup
Tried a different style for this tough match off between Murray and Nishikori

15th May - Andy Murray wins Rome Masters on his 29th birthday
A first title in Rome for Andy Murray that was also his birthday.

5th June - Andy Murray battles to French Open final and loses to Djokovic
For the French Open I drew every one of Andy Murray's opponents. He lost to Djokovic in the final despite Murray taking the first set.

12th June - Reunited with Ivan Lendl
Lendl is famous for his stoic court side manner.

19th June - Queens final against Raonic
There was some interest in the fact that Raonic's super coach was John McEnroe vs Murray's Lendl

2nd July - Sam Querrey dumps Djokovic out of Wimbledon
Okay it's about Djokovic's suprise defeat to American Sam Querrey but it was a pivotal moment in the season when Djokovic's form started to dip giving him a shot at No.1

10th July - Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again
Due to holiday plans I was actually in the Legoland shop when Andy Murray clinched his second Wimbledon victory over Raonic.  My victory cartoon was actually one I had drawn for an expected French Open victory for which I changed the background.

5th August - Andy Murray leads out Team GB as their official flag bearer
There was an incident with a flag and a Princess which lead to this imagined duel

14th August - Andy Murray wins second Olympic Gold against Del Potro
Andy Murray gets a second Gold Medal against Del Potro.

30th August - Andy Murray plays Lucas Rosol in first round of US Open
He wins 6-2 6-3 6-3 but loses to Kei Nishikori in the quarter finals.

16th October - Andy Murray wins Shanghai
Murray beats Agut in final to narrow the gap to 915 points.  It was during Inktober so I drew this one in pen

4th November - closing in on World No.1
Drawn after Andy beat John Isner in the quarter finals needing one more victory to get about Djokovic in the rankings.

5th November - Andy Murray becomes World No.1 after Paris Masters
In the semi-finals Raonic withdrew through injury and Murray clinched the number 1 spot before going on to add the Paris Masters to his trophy cabinet.  That picture looks familiar.

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