Following Wimbledon, Murray won Challenger events on the hard courts of Aptos and Binghamton, New York.
He added another shield to his collection in Madrid; Murray ended 2008 ranked fourth in the world.That victory meant that he'd become the first player from Britain since Greg Rusedski in 1997 to reach a major final.At the Beijing Olympics, Murray suffered one of the worst defeats of his career, losing his first round singles match to world No. That abject defeat was still on his mind in a BBC interview five years later – despite an intervening Olympic gold medal and a head-to-head win – when he met the same player (now ranked 75 in the world) in the 2nd round of Wimbledon 2013.This was also the first time that Andy and his brother Jamie Murray played doubles as seniors. 1 sustained tendon damage during his first round match at the German Open in Hamburg.Murray was up 5–1 when he hit a forehand from the back of the court and snapped the tendons in his wrist, leaving him out of action from 15 May until 7 August, thereby missing Wimbledon. At the Masters tournaments, Murray reached the semifinals of Indian Wells and Miami.described Murray as "unbelievably competitive", while Murray attributes his abilities to the motivation gained from losing to his older brother Jamie.In 1999, at the age of 12, Murray won his age group at the Orange Bowl, a prestigious event for junior players.Murray said after the match that he had considered retiring.He lost the second set, but forced a final-set tie-breaker, before Fish won.At 3–3 in the final set with momentum going Murray's way (he had just come back from 3–0 down), the match was called off for bad light, leaving Murray fuming.Coming back the next day, Murray was edged out by the eventual finalist in a tie-breaker for his second defeat by him in the year.