Andy Murray Immortalized In…LEGO

Andy Murray is likely to be knighted one day for his Olympic gold medal-winning performance at the 2012 London Games, defeating seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer on Centre Court at the All England Club.

However, until the Scotsman becomes “Sir” Andy Murray, he will have to settle for being immortalized….in LEGO.

Andy Murray....in Lego

Andy Murray...in Lego

All Olympic champions from Team GB at the London 2012 Games are being honored with a LEGO “minifig” replica of themselves. Britain’s Daily Telegraph shows photos of some of the other LEGO minifigs here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/picturegalleries/9464974/London-2012-Olympics-LEGO-minifigs-of-Team-GB-gold-medal-winners.html?frame=2305352

Four weeks after losing a heart-breaking Wimbledon singles final to Federer, Murray turned the tables on the Swiss maestro, easily defeating winning Olympic gold by a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 margin. Winless in four major singles finals, including his 2012 Wimbledon loss and three previous major singles finals to Federer, Murray was finally able break through and win on one of the grandest stages in all of sport. While not as famous as the 76-year drought since the last British man, Fred Perry, won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1936, the last British man to win Olympic singles gold was 104 years ago in 1908 when Josiah Ritchie was the Olympic champion. Curiously, the 1908 Olympic tennis event was also played at the All England Club at Wimbledon, although the event was staged down the road at the former Worple Road facility just down the road from the present location of the club.

The No. 4 ranked Murray is still in search for his first major tournament victory. He has his next chance later this month at the US Open, a tournament that he has called his favorite.