Andy Murray started off slowly at the Australian Open, he lost twice in the first round in his first few years in Melbourne. Though since 2010 when he rached the final for the first time, he has not failed to reach at least the semi finals.
Murray has reached two finals at the Australian Open, he lost to Roger Federer in straight sets in 2010 and then in 2011 he lost once again in straight sets, but this time to Novak Djokovic.
Last year he also lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi final, a match though which was perhaps one of the best and closest matches of 2012.
Murray’s debut at the Australian Open was in 2006, he lost in straight sets to Juan Ignacio Chela.
He returned in 2007, this time performing much more successfully eventually losing to Rafael Nadal in great 5 set match which Murray led 2-1 at one point. That was Murray and Nadal’s first ever ATP level match.
He once again went out in the first round in 2008, it was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the eventual finalist this time to send the Scot home.
In 2009 it was another 4th round exit in 5 sets at the hands of a Spanish player, this time though it was Fernando Verdasco who dealt the blow that sent Murray out. It was a shock loss after Murray had been a favourite to win after he had reached the US Open final just 4 months earlier.