Profile: Jamie Murray
- Posted on: 04/06/2016
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Date of Birth: 13/02/1986
Birthplace: Dunblane, Scotland
Height: 1.90 m / 6′ 3″
Plays: Left-handed (2-handed backhand)
Career: 2004 – Present
Prize Money: $2,630,621
Jamie Robert Murray, OBE started playing tennis at age 4 with his brother Andy and mother Judy, who is current British Fed Cup Capitan. He is a three-time Grand Slam winner and a Davis Cup champion, currently the world No. 3 doubles player, and a former doubles world No. 1. Outside tennis he enjoys playing golf (right-handed) and has a three handicap.
At 11 years and 5 months, Jamie finished runner up in the boys under 12 category at the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl. Murray was the junior world number 2 when he was 13 years old. In 2004, he partnered his brother to the semi-final of the Junior US Open.
Jamie was in the Great Britain team that won the Davis Cup in 2015, returning after a 3-year absence. This was the nation’s first success in the tournament for 79 years. Playing along side his brother Andy, he won the doubles matches in Britain’s quarter-final, semi-final and final victories. The Davis Cup team was awarded the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.
He is coached by Louis Cayer and still resides in his home country, Scotland.
Career titles: 0
Current ranking: #834
Career titles: 16
Current ranking: #3
2007 Mixed Doubles Winner at Wimbledon
2016 Doubles Winner at Australian Open
2016 Doubles Winner at US Open
Murray competed in Rio 2016 for Great Britain in Tennis Men’s Doubles, and Tennis Mixed Doubles.
Nicknamed ‘Stretch’ because of his 6-foot 3 inch height and long arms