Mike Dickson of Sportsmail has witnessed Murray's career closely
Mike Dickson had a front row position for Andy Murray's rise to the top of the tennis world.
From its origins as the last British teenager to Wimbledon to raise the trophy twice – and with many other golden moments along the way – Sportmail of tennis correspondent attended everything.
On Friday, Murray announced that he is on the verge of quitting as he struggles to overcome an injury in the hip.
The British number 1 has said he will retire after the Wimbledon this year, although he admitted he might not get that far.
Here, Dickson chooses his 10 best favorite moments watching the blaze of British glory …
10 – His press conference after reaching the final of the US Open 2012
A routine speech with the media became totally surreal when he was incited by Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Sean Connery and mother Judy, who had toasted to his victory over Tomas Berdych.
His press conference was chased by Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Sean Connery and Mom Judy
9 – Gold medal in London 2012
Roger Federer was hammered on the central court in the final, while Murray played his role in what was probably the biggest weekend of British sporting history.
He beat Roger Federer on probably the biggest weekend of British sporting history
8 – Winning the Miami Open in 2009
An intoxicating victory in a significant event that was the first time it seemed that this was really a Grand Slam champion and the world no. 1 in progress.
In winning the Miami Open in 2009, Murray initially made it clear that he could be a Grand Slam champion
7 – Go to n. 1 at the ATP Finals in London 2016
Beating Djokovic at the Arena 02 showed conclusively that he was the best player in the world at the time.
It always seemed like it was time for Peak Murray and so he showed.
The English star proved to have been the best player in the world at the ATP 2016 Finals in London
6 – Gold medal at the Rio Olympics
Juan Martin Del Potro simply does not give up, but this was Murray in his most intense and combative point, point after fight of brutal intensity in the final.
Murray won Juan Martin del Potro to secure a second Olympic gold medal in 2016
5 – A second Wimbledon title in 2016
Although it was not a particularly memorable final when he beat Milos Raonic, this fortnight was Murray in his most perfect shot on the grass, from the first round onwards.
Murray was on his most perfect shot on the grass while he won a second Wimbledon title in 2016
4– Joining us to watch Kyle Edmund at Roland Garros
Murray saw Edmund win his game of the first round of the French Open from the stands of an outdoor court in 2015.
That Murray would walk through the crowd to offer his support to a young and obscure British player was a measure of his true character.
The former number 1 saw his compatriot Kyle Edmund from the stands of Roland Garros
3 – That lob on the meeting point to win the Davis Cup final against Belgium in 2015
Murray was superb throughout the campaign, but the rally match point to win the final and the subsequent eruption surpassed everything.
2 – Win at Wimbledon in 2013
The taut final third set, when he needed to ward off another threatening return of Djokovic, was so tense as to cause almost nausea.
The outpouring of happiness around SW19 at the end of the work was something to remember forever.
Andy Murray holds Wimbledon's trophy after winning his first SW19 title in 2013
1 – Win the US Open in 2012
For me it is still his biggest triumph when the British drought ended in single men's tennis at Grand Slam by Fred Perry.
Fighting the return of Djokovic from two sets down in the decisive set was the crucial moment of his career.
Murray, winner of the US Open 2012, ended the British drought in the men's singles at the Grand Slams