Profile: Andy Murray
- Published: 04/10/2016
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Date of Birth: 15/05/1987
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Residence: London, England
Height: 1.88 m / 6′ 2″
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career: 2005 – Present
Prize Money: $53,324,019
Andrew Barron “Andy” Murray, OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Murrary comes from a family of notable sportspersons, with his older brother Jamie and mother Judy both professionally active in tennis and his maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s.
Andy Murray began playing tennis at the age of three when Judy took him to play on the local courts. He played in his first competitive tournament at age five and by the time he was eight he was competing with adults in the Central District Tennis League. He later studied at the Schiller International School and trained on the clay courts of the Sánchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain, coached by Pato Alvarez. While in Spain, he trained with Emilio Sánchez, formerly the world No. 1 doubles player.
Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion. He was first ranked as British No. 1 on 27 February 2006. He achieved a top-10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 16 April 2007. Following his run to the final of the 2016 Paris Masters, Murray became world No. 1 on 7 November 2016, as the first new player to top the rankings since Novak Djokovic in 2011.
At the 2012 US Open, Murray became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final. In 2013, Murray won the Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first British player to win a Wimbledon senior singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first British man to win the men’s singles title since Fred Perry, 77 years previously. In 2016, he won his second Wimbledon title to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Perry in 1935.
Murray is the men’s singles 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist, defeating Roger Federer in the 2012 final and Juan Martín del Potro in the 2016 final. He is the only tennis player, male or female, to have won two Olympic singles titles.
He competed in Great Britain’s Davis Cup winning team in 2015, helping to secure GB’s first Davis Cup title since 1936. Following his first Wimbledon title in 2013, Murray was voted the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He repeated the feat in 2015, while the Davis Cup team won the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.
Career titles: 43
Current ranking: 1
Career titles: 2
Current ranking: 263
2012 Winner Men’s singles US open
2013 Wimbledon Men’s singles Winner
2016 Wimbledon Men’s singles Winner
Gold medals for Men’s singles in London Summer Olympics 2012
Gold medals for Men’s singles in Rio Summer Olympics 2016
Murray is the 4th all-time leader in earnings.
Andy is an avid supporter of Hibernian Football Club, the team his grandfather represented.
Murray competed in Rio 2016 for Great Britain in Tennis Men’s Singles, Tennis Men’s Doubles, and Tennis Mixed Doubles.