Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player. He is a former World No.1 in men’s tennis, a rank which he reached for the first time in November 2016. Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one US Open title. He has also made it to the finals of the Australian Open multiple times throughout his career.
The Scottish-born tennis player is also an Olympic gold medalist, twice over, winning for men’s singles in 2012 and again in 2016. In 2016, he also won the ATP Tour Finals.
Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE OLY was born on May 15, 1987, in Glasgow, Scotland. He currently resides in Oxshott, Surrey, England. His mother is Judy Murray, a Scottish tennis coach who also served as his first tennis coach. He is also the brother of Jamie Murray, another professional tennis player.
Murray stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed by the ATP as 82 kg. He is a right-handed player and he has a two-Handed backhand. He is coached by Ivan Lendl and since he turned pro in 2005, he has earned $62,895,316 in prize money. As of July 2022, this puts him in 4th place as the all-time leader in earnings.
As a junior player, Murray won the US Open boy’s singles in 2004. He started his professional career ranked No.407 and quickly rose through the rankings. In March 2005, he set the record for being the youngest Brit to make it to a Davis Cup team.
He became British No.1 for a couple of weeks when he surpassed Greg Rusedeski in the world rankings. In 2007, he secured his spot as British No.1 when he rose to the Top 10 of the world rankings. He reached his first grand slam final in 2008. He ended that year ranked No.4 in the world. In 2009, he became No.2 in the world.
2012 was one of the best years in his professional career. This year, he won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics for men’s singles and the silver for mixed doubles. This year, he also made his first Grand Slam win at the US Open for men’s singles. In 2013, he made his second Grand Slam singles win, at Wimbledon. The year, however, was also marked by injury, which forced him to take a break from playing for four weeks. He would later go on to get back surgery to address the issue.
He dropped out of the Top 10 in 2014 while he was recovering from surgery but by 2015, he was back in form and he regained the No.2 spot in the world rankings. This year, he also made it to the finals of the Australian Open for the fourth time. He was also part of the British team that won the Davis Cup this year. In 2016, he won his second Olympic Gold and he finally was able to claim the No.1 spot in the world rankings.