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Andrew Barron Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland. He is the representative of Great Britain in for tennis. He is ranked no. 413 in men’s singles and 89 in men’s doubles as of September 23, 2019. He is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, one of the four most important events in tennis, a two-time Olympic Champion, Davis Cup Champion, the premier international event in men’s tennis, and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals. He was formerly the rank no. 1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals. In 2013, he won at Wimbledon and became the first British male to win the tournament in 77 years.
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Key Facts & Information
- Andy Murray was born on May 15, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Andy Murray became a professional tennis player in 2005.
- The year 2012 was significant for Andy because it was when he won a gold medal at the London Olympics and won his first Grand Slam title with an outstanding performance at the U.S. Open.
- In 2013, Murray conquered the field at Wimbledon to become the tournament’s first British men’s singles champion since 1936.
- Andy is not a one hit wonder: he won his second Wimbledon title in 2016 as well as his second Olympic gold medal.
EARLY AND AMATEUR YEARS
- Andy’s parents are Judy and William Murray.
- Andy grew up in Dunblane, a town in Scotland. It is where he started playing tennis at the early age of 3.
- His mother, Judy, was a former competitive tennis player. Judy coached Andy and his older brother, Jamie, when they were kids.
- In 1999, Murray became a part of a major youth championship when he won Florida’s Orange Bowl.
- In 2004, Murray became the world’s No. 1 junior after winning the U.S. Open junior title.
- Later in 2004, Murray was hailed by the BBC as “Young Sports Personality of the Year.”
- In April 2005, Murray made his professional debut as he became the youngest British player to compete in the Davis Cup.
- In 2006, Andy Murray had a new coach, Brad Gilbert.
- With the help of Gilbert, Murray was able to beat the top-ranked Roger Federer in Round 2 of the Cincinnati Masters tournament.
- Also in 2006, he defeated Andy Roddick, winning the SAP Open and gained his first ATP title.
- In 2007, Murray won his second SAP Open.
- His winning streak did not stop there as he won the St. Petersburg Open and got into the Top 10 rankings.
- Murray became more sensational when he defeated the Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal in order to reach the final of the 2008 U.S. Open.
- However, he lost to Federer.
- His rank ascended to No. 2 in the world in 2009.
- He finished runner-up at the Australian Open in both 2010 and 2011.
- As Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals of Wimbledon.
- In 2012, he made it to the Wimbledon final for the first time.
- Even though Murray lost in the Wimbledon finals to Federer, his victory made Scotland and the whole United Kingdom proud as Murray was the first tennis pro from Great Britain to reach the Wimbledon final since 1938.
- At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Murray defeated Federer to take his first Olympic gold medal.
- In the same year, September, he continued to excel on the courts with an impressive performance through the U.S. Open field.
- Murray impressively gained victory over Novak Djokovic in a tough five sets to claim his first Grand Slam title.
- He became the first player from Great Britain since 1977—and the first British man since 1936—to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.
- Murray lost to Djokovic at the 2013 Australian Open.
- However, Murray made history that summer by avenging himself over the Djokovic to claim the Wimbledon men’s singles championship.
- He was the first British male to win the tournament in 77 years and the second Scottish-born player to win Wimbledon since Harold Mahony in 1896.
- After his undoubtedly historic victory, Murray had underwent back surgery in September 2013.
- After that, he was lost in the quarter finals of the U.S. Open.
- His performance declined in the 2014 season but he made news when he hired former women’s champion Amelie Mauresmo to be his coach.
- He reached his fourth Australian Open final in 2015.
- That March, his ranked victory no. 500 while competing at the Miami Open.
- He performed impressively at the 2015 French Open, however, he lost to Djokovic.
- A few weeks later, he reached the semifinals of Wimbledon. But again, was defeated by Federer.
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