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Andy Murray has enjoyed a brilliant 2016, adding the world number one ranking to his second Wimbledon and Olympic titles. We look back on his year... Britains three-time Grand Slam champion has gone from strength to strength in 2016 and having set himself the target of becoming world No 1 in 2017, he achieved the feat early courtesy of his progress and Novak Djokovics quarter-final defeat at the Paris Masters.A sparkling run of form since winning the Rome Masters in May - his first title of the year - has seen the Scot record suffer just four defeats in the intervening months, as well as landing seven titles and a couple of runners-up finishes. Murray has also recorded a seasons best tally of victories, his Paris win over Tomas Berdych taking him to 72 for the season, bettering the 71 he achieved in 2015.As well as becoming a father, the high points on the court have been a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic gold medal, but Murrays story is a long one that started in the tortuous winter months of his training camp in Miami and yielded an Australian Open final...More Aussie anguish Murray was left reflecting on another defeat to Djokovic in the first major of the year With his wife, Kim, expecting the arrival of the couples first child, Murrays mind was sure to be elsewhere. A renowned family man having spent his winter training in South Florida, he went to the Aussie Open with no pre-tournament practice other than an exhibition but reached a fifth final in Australia.He had dropped two sets on route to the semi-final, where he faced Milos Raonic, and, but for injury, the Canadian may have turned a 2-1 advantage into victory. Murray rallied to set up another Grand Slam showdown with Djokovic.The Serb claimed a fifth crown in Melbourne - four of them with victory over Murray - and a tearful Murray was left to reflect on an encouraging start, a flight home and the prospect of becoming a father.In his speech, he said: And to my wife Kim, Im sure shes going to be watching back home just now. Youve been a legend the last few weeks. Thank you for your support and Ill be on the next flight home.Slow start Murray suffered a frustrating defeat to Federico Delbonis at Indian Wells As expected, Murray took an extended break to enjoy the birth of his daughter, Sophia, and he resurfaced to win his two singles rubbers in Great Britains Davis Cup match against Japan after a month off.The following week, he headed to America for the traditional start to the Masters 1000 Series, with back-to-back tournaments in California and Florida.Indian Wells has been a friend to Murray with just one final to his name, but a shock third-round exit to world No 53 Federico Delbonis was not on the cards - and neither was a loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the same stage in Miami, a tournament Murray has won twice before.Murray then began to show signs of form with a strong start to his clay-court season, reaching the semi-final in Monte Carlo before a defeat to Rafael Nadal, who went on to claim his ninth title at the tournament.The Scot made amends in Madrid a few weeks later, beating Nadal in the last four before a three-set defeat to Djokovic in the final.Mauresmo split Murray and Amelie Mauresmos two-year partnership ended after the Madrid Masters in May Defeat on the Spanish dirt saw Murray lose his world No 2 ranking and the news soon followed that he was to split with coach Amelie Mauresmo after almost two years.Although Mauresmo went on to make some comments about Murrays on-court behaviour, the Scot had only positive things to say: Shes been a calming influence in the team and we will all miss having her around.Ill take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here, but Id like to thank her for everything she has done. Shes been an invaluable member of the team.Murray headed off to the Rome Masters the following week without a coach and it was there the golden run was to begin. He eased to another final showdown with Djokovic without dropping a set.A magnificent match saw Murray claim his first title in the Italian capital with a 6-3 6-3 win over the world No 1 and he would head to Roland Garros and the French Open boosted by a notable win against Djokovic. Murray beat Novak Djokovic to claim the Rome Masters title in May After three semi-final appearances in Paris, Murray went on to make a first final, but standing in his way again would be Djokovic. Murray, inspired by his Rome efforts, took the first set.However, with Djokovic aiming for a career Grand Slam, Murray was to slump to another defeat to the Serb who claimed his 12th major title and would hold all four major titles at the same time.A familiar face Ivan Lendls return to the Murray camp was confirmed ahead of the Aegon Championships at Queens in June With the grass court season in sight and an impressive clay-court season behind him, Murray was to turn to a familiar face before the Aegon Championships at Queens Club.Ivan Lendl returned to the Murray camp. The man who had been in the box when Murray claimed his first and second Grand Slam titles as well as Olympic gold would take up a familiar role alongside Murray for the Grand Slams and training blocks. Murray responded with a second title of the year The result was instant as Murray claimed his sixth title at Queens, recovering from a set down to beat Milos Raonic in the final. He headed to Wimbledon with hopes high of a third Grand Slam title.Grand Slam glory Murray celebrates his second Wimbledon title on Centre Court Straight-sets wins over fellow Brit Liam Broady, Yen Hsun Lu and John Millman at Wimbledon set up a last-16 clash with the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios. The Aussie was dispatched in three uncomplicated sets and an untroubled Murray was into the last eight again, while Djokovics troubles were to begin with a third-round defeat to Sam Querrey.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was the opponent, and when Murray eased into a two-set lead, Britain relaxed. However, Tsonga was inspired and reeled off the next two sets to force a fifth, but Murray kept his cool and got the job done.A routine win over Tomas Berdych followed and Milos Raonic lay in wait as Murray made an 11th Grand Slam final but for the first time would face an opponent that was not Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.The result was emphatic as Murray claimed Grand Slam title No 3 with a 6-4 7-6 7-6 victory.Golden summer Murray enjoyed a well-deserved summer off with the break seemingly invigorating the 29-year-old, who rather than slowing down, picked up the pace for what would become the run of his career.As a fan of team sports, he made no secret of his desire for more Olympic success and having claimed the Olympic mens singles gold medal on Wimbledons Centre Court at London 2012, he headed to Rio de Janeiro 2016 in spectacular form (one defeat in 24 matches) and confident of a second title. Murray carried the GB flag at the Olympic opening ceremony The Games got off to the perfect start when he was selected to be the flag bearer for Team GB at the opening ceremony, and he went on to defend the gold medalViktor Troicki, Juan Monaco, Fabio Fognini, Steve Johnson and Kei Nishikori were all dispatched as part of Murrays brilliant run to the final. There, he ran into Juan Martin del Potro, who had beaten world No 1 Djokovic in the first round.The Argentine proved a tough nut to crack before Murray eventually prevailed in a near four-hour four-set marathon 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5. Murray and Juan Martin del Potro played out a memorable Olympic final Targeting Novak Murray celebrates his China Open title With a third Grand Slam in the bag and a second Olympic gold around his neck, Murray re-evaluated his goals and set his sights on the seemingly impossible task of overhauling Djokovic at the top of the rankings.Amazingly, after his draining success in Rio de Janeiro, he was back in action the following week at the Cincinnati Masters, where he progressed to the final without dropping a set before losing to Marin Cilic in the final.Murray returned to Grand Slam action in New York but he suffered another early exit. His quarter-final defeat to Nishikori meant he had not gone beyond the last eight at Flushing Meadows since his 2012 Grand Slam breakthrough. Murrays major season ended with US Open quarter-final defeat to Kei Nishikori After Great Britains Davis Cup defeat to Argentina, which included a loss as Del Potro gained his revenge, back-to-back titles in Asia took Murray to within striking distance of Djokovic, whose second half of the season did not match the heights of the first. Highlights of Bautista Agut v Murray in the Shanghai Masters final in October Murrays Shanghai victory took him to six titles in a year for the first time since 2009, and he added number seven in Vienna with a dominant display to head to the Paris Masters on the back of three successive tournament victories and within striking distance of Djokovic.When the Serb crashed to a straight-sets defeat to Marin Cilic in the last eight, Murray followed up with victory over Berdych before claiming top spot when Raonic withdrew from their semi-final.His form over the second half of the season has strengthened claims that Murray is now the best player in the world - and he has the ranking to prove it. The new challenge is whether can he end the year in that position and achieve the longevity that has made his rivals legends in the game. Live ATP Masters Tennis November 6, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Watch Murray v Isner in the Paris Masters final live on Sky Sports 3 HD on Sunday from 2pm. Also See: Murray becomes world no 1 Murray worthy of top spot Muray-Djokovic: The rivalry Tennis on Sky Sports Eric Staal Jersey . Six years of waiting are finally over for the Dallas defenceman. Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Devan Dubnyk Jersey . - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum. http://www.authenticwildpro.com/Jason-zucker-wild-jersey/. -- Jake Peavy arrived at Bostons spring training complex on Monday with a large white bandage covering his left index finger, the result of a weekend accident. 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"I think he just outdrove me a little bit, honestly" Elliott said. "Some of it was me. I kind of let him get too far out in front of me." The pair finished nearly seven seconds ahead of third-place finisher Kyle Busch, and Harvick said Elliott, a teammate at JR Motorsports, has had a positive impact that helped produce the 1-2 finish. "He pushes us to be better by trying different things," Harvick said. "Hes as good as they get and a lot of fun to be around." Busch never really contended, but said his team made steady gains all race long. "The racing was sort of a struggle for us to start with," he saiid.dddddddddddd. Kyle Larson, awarded the pole for Saturdays Sprint Cup race based on practice speeds when qualifying for that race was rained out earlier Friday night, finished fourth, with pole-sitter Brian Scott fifth. Scott, the pole-sitter, led the first 239 laps here last September before getting passed by Brad Keselowski with 11 laps to go. Scott led the first 43 laps Friday night and stayed in the top 10 all night, but with Harvick repeatedly opening up huge margins, second place seemed like the prize at stake. Elliott took that away as the only car that could challenge Harvick at the end. The ending was tougher for Elliott Sadler, who had worked his way up to third with some nifty work by his pit crew, but when the race went back to green with 54 to go, he got turned around in Turn 2. It looked like Trevor Bayne nudged Regan Smith, who then nudged Sadler. The Emporia native finished sixth. Elliotts points lead grew from 13 to 19 over Smith, who finished eighth. The race also marked the Nationwide Series debut for Daniel Suarez, who has impressed in the K&N Pro Series East Tour. He drove for Joe Gibbs Racing, starting 12th and finishing 19th. 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