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Battling Adversity Is Key To Success Of Top Athletes

Tennis star Andy Murray overcame tough losses and personal strife to reach No. 1

Andy Murray holds up the ATP World No.1 trophy in November 2016. (Andy Rain/EPA)

For a second year in a row and the third time in total, Andy Murray has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. This caps a fantastic year for Murray, who won Wimbledon, Olympic gold in Rio, and the ATP World Tour Finals. In addition, he ends 2016 as World No. 1, above Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. But it’s been far from a straight path to success.

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