2013 In Review
Andy Murray, the 2009 Mubadala World Tennis Championship, is making his third appearance at the tournament this December. He’s had an exceptional season which started with the defense of his Brisbane International title. Murray went on to reach his third Australian Open final but it wasn’t third time lucky for the Scot as he lost out on the title to Novak Djokovic. Murray continued to have a strong season, edging into the World Number 2 spot over Rodger Federer in May. On July 7th, Murray sought revenge on Djokovic and made history when he became the first British male to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
A back injury forced Murray out of the French Open and a quarter-final exit to a resilient Stanislas Wawrinka at the US Open ended his Grand Slam season for 2013. Rafael Nadal took Andy’s World No. 2 spot in August. The Brit played a pivotal role in the Davis Cup World Group play-off victory over Croatia but his long-standing back problems forced him to finish his 2013 season early whilst he undergoes minor surgery.
Murray continues to train under former World Number 1, Ivan Lendl and aims to be back in pre-season training in November this year.
Full name Andrew Murray, his mother, Judy, is a former Scottish national coach and his father, William, is a Retail Area Manager. He has one older brother, Jamie, who also plays on the ATP circuit. Andy grew up playing soccer and tennis and was once offered the chance to play with the Glasgow Rangers soccer team. When he was 15 he moved to Barcelona to further his tennis training. He won the 2003 Canadian Open junior title and finished with a junior ranking of No. 6 that year. He won the US Open junior title in 2004 and advanced to the junior doubles semi-finals, with his brother Jamie, in the same year. Murray finished the 2004 season as the No. 10 ranked junior in the world. He was a semi-finalist at the 2005 French Open junior.
His favorite surface is hard court and he considers his serve the best part of his game. Murray was awarded the 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award and was twice named the LTA’s Young Player of the Year.
Murray is a big fan on the TV comedy show ‘Entourage’ and his favorite musician is 50 Cent. He has two dogs, Maggie May and Rusty, who shot to fame after Murray posted a picture of them wearing his London 2012 Olympic Gold and Silver medals on Twitter.