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.
An injury forced him into a hiatus in 2017. In 2018, he had hip surgery which saw him out of the Top 800 in the world rankings. A second hip surgery in 2019 kept him out of playing for a while. In May 2019, he became Sir Andy Murray after he received his knighthood from Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
2020 saw him appear in the French Open as a wildcard but he lost in the first round. In 2021, he made it to the third round of Wimbledon, his best finish in the grass-court Grand Slam in years. 2022 saw him slip back into the Top 50 of the rankings and he participated in his first ATP finals since 2019.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 1(November 7, 2016)
- Current Singles Ranking: 53 (July11, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - F (2010, 2011,2013, 2015, 2016)
- French Open - F (2016)
- Wimbledon - W (2013, 2016)
- US Open - W (2012)
Other Singles Tournaments
- ATP Tour Finals - W (2016)
- Olympic Games - Gold (2012, 2016)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 51 (October17, 2011)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 1R (2006)
- French Open - 2R (2006)
- Wimbledon - 2R (2019)
- US Open - 2R (2008)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Olympic Games - QF (2021)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Wimbledon - 3R (2019)
Other Mixed Doubles Tournaments
- Olympic Games - Silver (2012)
- Davis Cup - W (2015)
- Hopman Cup - F (2010)