Andy Murray is a professional Scottish tennis player who represents Great Britain. He is famous for his time as the number one men’s singles tennis player and has won many Grand Slams, tournaments and championships. See the fact file below for more information on Andy Murray:
- Andy Barron Murray was born on May 15th 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Murray is Scottish but plays for Great Britain.
- Andy Murray grew up in Dunblane, Scotland, and now lives in London, England.
- Murray’s mother, Judy Murray, is a tennis coach and taught Andy to play when he was 3 years old. His parents divorced when he was 10 years old.
- Murray’s brother, Jamie, is also a professional tennis player. Andy and Jamie play doubles tennis together.
- Andy Murray is 6ft 3 tall.
- Murray is right-handed.
- From the age of 11, Murray has been learning professional tennis. He won his first award at age 12.
- When he was a teenage, Murray moved to Spain and went to an international school there, whilst learning to play tennis on clay courts.
- As a junior, Murray reached the semi final in the Junior French Open in 2003 and won the Junior US Open in 2004.
- In 2005, Murray became a professional tennis player and began ranked at number 407. By the end of 2005, he was ranked number 64.
- In 2007, Murray entered the world top 10.
- In 2012, Murray was the first British man since 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.
- In 2012 and 2016, Murray won gold at the Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.
- In 2013 and 2016, Murray won the Wimbledon Championships. He was the first British man to win the championships in 77 years. The last male was Fred Perry in 1936.
- In 2013, Murray underwent back surgery and was out of play until 2014.
- In November 2016, Murray was ranked world number one in men’s singles tennis. He replaced the Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, to become number one.
- As of 2016, Murray has won two Olympic gold medals, three Grand Slam tournaments and several other tennis championships.
- Murray has won over $55million in prize money over his career so far.
- Murray has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award three times.
- Murray has had 10 different tennis coaches throughout his career, including Leon Smith, Brad Gilbert, Ivan Lendl, Amelie Mauresmo, Jonas Bjorkman and Jamie Delgado.
- Andy Murray was given an OBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list.
- Murray has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling.
- Murray is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK charity.
- Murray is married to Kim Sears and they have a daughter, Sophia, who was born in 2016.
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