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7 signs from Murray's early years that proved he was a future No. 1: A career in pictures

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2.86K   //    14 Nov 2016, 14:55 IST

Andy Murray recently became the world number one, displacing a certain Novak Djokovic from the top and shaking up the status quo in the men’s singles. With that, he became the oldest first-time No.1 since 30-year old John Newcombe in June 1974.

What Murray has achieved in his career, especially under the constant glare of the British media, is nothing short of herculean. Here's a look at a few happenings in his early career that were indications to his No.1 potential - 

1) Won the U-12 Orange Bowl Title

Andy Murray Orange Bowl
In Years Gone By: Andy Murray won one of the most prestigious junior titles in tennis

In 1999, Murray won the U-12 title at the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams for juniors, the Junior Orange Bowl. It is regarded as an indicator of a junior’s future, and Murray took the trophy there, perhaps signaling for better things in the future.

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