Andy Murray became just the 46th player to win 500 career matches on the ATP circuit yesterday following a 64, 36, 63 win over Kevin Anderson in the Miami fourth round.
“It means a lot,” Murray told Sky Sports. “There’s not a whole lot [of players] that have managed to get to 500. It’s very nice to have done that. To do it here in Miami was quite fitting. I’ve done a lot of hard yards on this court, put in a lot of work here.
“I hope it’s not the last match I win! I hope I’ve got a few more in my career. There’s a certain number I’d like to get to before I finish playing. Hopefully my body will hold up and give me the opportunity to get there.”
After the win, Murray was present with a cake on court and given a small ceremony.
“The guys over there enjoy carnage when there is cake around,” Murray said pointing to his team. “Especially the guy in the middle there. Loves his cake. Carnage.”
Murray becomes the ninth active player to reach 500. He’s also the first Brit to do it.
ACTIVE PLAYERS TO REACH 500
1) Roger Federer 1,012-229
2) Rafael Nadal 721-145
3) Novak Djokovic 625-142 (prior to Miami QF)
4) David Ferrer 623-296 (prior to Miami QF)
5) Lleyton Hewitt 612-255
6) Tommy Haas 561-315
7) Tomas Berdych 507-266 (prior to Miami QF)
8) Tommy Robredo 505-322
9) Andy Murray 500-155
Murray plays later today in the Miami quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem.
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) April 1, 2015
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