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Andy Murray

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray
  • Birth date 5/15/1987
  • Birthplace Glasgow
  • Hometown Dunblane
  • Residence London
  • Height/Weight 6'3"/ 185 lbs

Biography

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain’s “Big Four” member Andy Murray first started playing tennis at 3 years old. His mother, Judy – the current coach of Great Britain’s Fed Cup team – was a huge influence. After spending a few of his teenage years in Barcelona, Murray turned pro in 2005. Though he lost in men’s singles and doubles at the 2008 Olympics, Murray made up for it with two medals at the London 2012 Games. He defeated Roger Federer on home turf for men’s singles gold and, hours later, he and compatriot Laura Robson took home silver in the mixed doubles competition. The winning streak didn’t end there. Later in 2012, Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, bringing his total Grand Slam total to two. In 2013, he defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. But by 2015, Djokovic had turned the tables, defeating Murray in the year’s Australian Open final and French Open semi-final. Still, Murray managed to finish 2015 at a career-high world no. 2, due in part to helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. The Scotsman also took home the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and got married to longtime girlfriend Kim Sears. On Feb. 7, 2016, the couple welcomed a baby girl. Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles, most recently at Wimbledon in July 2016.
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Getting to know Andy Murray

1

Won his first Association of Tennis Professionals singles title at the SAP Open in 2006.

2

In 2013, Murray became the first male from the United Kingdom to win a Wimbledon trophy in 77 years. He has won two total Grand Slam titles, with the other being men’s singles at the 2012 U.S. Open.

3

Highest year-end ranking, world no. 2, achieved in 2015.

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