Andy Murray

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Andy Murray
Murray in 2018
Full nameAndrew Barron Murray
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
ResidenceOxshott, England, UK[1]
Born (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 36)[2]
Glasgow, Scotland, UK[3][4][5]
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[6][7][8][9]
Turned pro2005[7]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJamie Delgado (2016–present)
Prize moneyUS$ 61,797,815[7]
Career record682–207 (76.72% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)[7]
Career titles46 (14th in the Open Era)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (7 November 2016)
Current rankingNo. 123 (1 March 2021)[10]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
French OpenF (2016)
WimbledonW (2013, 2016)
US OpenW (2012)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2016)
Olympic GamesW (2012, 2016)
Career record76–76 (50% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 51 (17 October 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2006)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open2R (2008)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2008)
Mixed doubles
Career record7–4 (63.64%)
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (2019)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesF (2012)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2015)
Hopman CupF (2010)
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Tennis, Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's Singles
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Mixed Doubles
Last updated on: 1 March 2021.

Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE (born 15 May 1987) is a British professional tennis player from Scotland, known as Andy Murray. He was ranked as the number one British tennis player from 2006 to early 2018. From 7 November 2016 to 20 August 2017 Murray was number 1 in the world rankings.

Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion.

Murray 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 semifinals of the French Open.[11][12] Murray turned professional in 2005.

Murray was given a Wild Card to Wimbledon and the US Open in 2005, where he reached the third round to David Nalbandian at Wimbledon;[13] and the second round at the US Open.[14] Murray claimed his first title in 2006 at the SAP Open as he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the final.[15] He has appeared in 11 Grand Slam finals, winning three. 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 6–4, 7–5, 6–4.[16] In 2016, he won the Wimbledon singles again, beating Milos Raonic 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2) in the final.[17] In August 2016, he won the gold medal in the singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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 Round 4 Quarter-Final Semi-Final Round 4
2010 Final Round 4 Semi-Final Round 3
2011 Final Semi-Final Semi-Final Semi-Final
2012 Semi-Final Quarter-Final Final Winner
2013 Final Did Not Play Winner Quarter-Final
2014 Quarter-Final Semi-Final Quarter-Final Quarter-Final
2015 Final Semi-Final Semi-Final Round 4
2016 Final Final Winner Quarter-Final
2017 Round 4 Semi-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Play
2018 Did Not Play Did Not Play Did Not Play Round 2
2019 Round 1 Did Not Play Did Not Play Did Not Play
2020 Did Not Play Round 1 Not held Round 2
2021 Did Not Play Did Not Play Round 3 Round 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Andy Murray vows he will never be a ‘tax exile’ – The Scotsman Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. MURRAY, Andrew. Who's Who. Vol. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help) closed access (subscription required)
  3. "Andy Murray Biography". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  4. "Scottish Roots: Scottish Family Tree History: Andy Murray". 15 May 1987. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  5. Hodgkinson, Mark (2013). Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion: The Full and Extraordinary Story. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4711-3275-9.
  6. "Wimbledon Tennis Tournament official website". Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Player profile – Andy Murray". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  8. "Tournoi de Roland-Garros official website". Roland Garros. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. "Australian Open official website". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  10. "Rankings – Singles – ATP World Tour – Tennis". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  11. "Dunblane teenager takes US Open". BBC News. 12 September 2004. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  12. "Murray loses in French semi-final". BBC Sport. 3 June 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  13. Cheese, Caroline (25 June 2005). "Brave Murray falls to Nalbandian". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  14. "Battling Murray crashes out in US". BBC Sport. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  15. "Magic Murray claims maiden title". BBC Sport. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  16. "Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon". BBC. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  17. "Andy Murray wins Wimbledon by beating Milos Raonic". BBC. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.