Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Height: 6ft 3 in / 1.91m

Date of Birth: 15 May 1987

World Ranking: 34

No. of Titles: 46

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Residence: Oxshott, Surrey, England

Achievements

  • Andy Murray is a three-time Grand Slam champion (US Open 2012; Wimbledon 2013, 2016)
  • He is the first player to win two Olympic gold medals in singles (2012 London, 2016 Rio)
  • Became the first British male to win a Grand Slam singles title (US Open 2012) since Fred Perry in 1936
  • Andy became the first British World No. 1 in 2016
  • He is the only male player to win a Grand Slam (Wimbledon), a Masters 1000 title, Olympic gold medal and the year-end ATP Tour Finals in the same year (2016)
  • Andy also won an Olympic silver medal for Great Britain in the mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics alongside compatriot Laura Robson
  • He is the only player with at least seven victories over Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, including championship wins over all three amongst his 14 ATP Masters 1000 titles
  • Andy held the World No.1 ranking for 41 weeks
  • He led the Great Britain team, alongside brother Jamie, to Davis Cup title in 2015
  • He was ranked in the world’s top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 to October 2017

Fun Facts

  • Andy has been given several nicknames by his fans. He is known as Muzz, Muzza, Muzzard, Muzzcat=
  • Older brother Jamie is also a professional tennis player, who concentrates on doubles and is a seven-time Grand Slam winner
  • Andy was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 16 May 2019, joining Sir Norman Brookes in 1939 as only tennis players to be knighted
  • His maternal grandfather Roy Erskine was a professional footballer in the 1950s
  • He is a good footballer. Andy turned down a chance to attend the Rangers Football Club School of Excellence because he wanted to concentrate on his tennis
  • Andy is a global Ambassador for UNICEF, United for Wildlife, Malaria No More and WWF
  • He first played Novak Djokovic aged 11 when they were two of the biggest stars on the junior circuit, where he beat the Serb in straight sets

At the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

  • Andy played in the inaugural championship in 2009, winning the title in a gripping three-set final with Rafa Nadal
  • He won his second MWTC title in 2015
  • He has won two of the three championships in which he has participated

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