Andy Murray

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Andy Murray in Tokyo, 2011

Andrew "Andy" Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish tennis player. He is ranked as the number one British tennis player. He is number 4 in the world rankings. His best ever ATP world ranking was number 2 in August 2009. He was born in Glasgow. His brother is tennis player Jamie Murray.

Career[change | change source]

As a junior, Murray won the US Open and reached the semi finals of the French Open.[1][2] Murray turned professional in 2005. Murray was given a Wild Card to Wimbledon and US Open in 2005, where he lost in the third round to David Nalbandian at Wimbledon;[3] and in the second round at the US Open.[4] Murray claimed his first title in 2006 at the SAP Open as he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the final.[5] He has appeared in four Grand Slam finals. The first time was in the 2008 US Open. The second time was in the 2010 Australian Open. Both times he lost to Roger Federer. The third time was in the 2011 Australian Open, when he lost to Novak Djokovic. The fourth time was in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, when he lost to Roger Federer again. Murray won a gold medal in the singles of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, beating Federer in straight sets. Murray won the US Open singles later in 2012, defeating Novak Djokovic. In 2013, Murray won the Wimbledon singles, beating Djokovic in the final.

Grand Slam record[change | change source]

This table shows Murray's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2005 Did Not Play Did Not Play Round 3 Round 2
2006 Round 1 Round 1 Round 4 Round 4
2007 Round 4 Did Not Play Did Not Play Round 3
2008 Round 1 Round 3 Quarter-Final Final
2009 Winner Quarter-final Semi-Final Round 4
2010 Final Round 4 Semi-Final Winner
2011 Final Semi-final Semi-Final Semi-final
2012 Semi-Final Quarter-Final Final Winner
2013 Final Did Not Play Winner Quarter-Final

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dunblane teenager takes US Open". BBC News. 12 September 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3650524.stm. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  2. "Murray loses in French semi-final". BBC Sport. 3 June 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/tennis/4608493.stm. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  3. Cheese, Caroline (25 June 2005). "Brave Murray falls to Nalbandian". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4619129.stm. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  4. "Battling Murray crashes out in US". BBC Sport. 2 September 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4206614.stm. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. "Magic Murray claims maiden title". BBC Sport. 20 February 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4729100.stm. Retrieved 25 May 2010.