He overcame a traumatic childhood and a youthful surliness that put English noses out of joint. But as ANDY MURRAY reluctantly prepares to bow out, how the true champ won his greatest victory of all

Daily Mail - 01-11

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Oh, it wasn’t meant to be like this, not languishing at No 230 in the tennis rankings down among the journeymen and lucky losers. Hard work, relentless practice and sheer bloody-mindedness had taken Andy Murray to No 1 in the world, master of all he surveyed, king of the court.