Andy Murray Facts

Here are some facts about Andy Murray, the British number one tennis player.

  • Andy Murray was born on 15th May 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • He is 6 ft 3 inches in height.
  • Andy’s brother, Jamie Murray, is a professional tennis player, too. He plays doubles and won the 2007 mixed doubles title at Wimbledon with Jelena Jankovic.
  • Murray attended Dunblane Primary School, and he was in school on the day that Thomas Hamilton shot 17 people during the Dunblane Massacre. Andy hid in a classroom, but said he was too young to really know what went on.
  • He is a really 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 moved to Spain and trained on the clay courts of Barcelona.
  • Murray is the youngest person ever to represent Britain in the Davis Cup.
  • He turned professional in 2005.
  • Murray won the Olympic singles gold medal at London 2012, beating Roger Federer in the final.
  • Murray won the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam event since Fred Perry in 1936.
  • He is right-handed and uses a double-handed backhand.
  • His middle name is Barron.
  • Murray has won over 20 titles and made over $25 million in prize money.
  • Andy Murray’s mum, Judy, is a tennis coach and she has captained the British Fed Cup team.
  • In 2013, Andy became the first British player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon since Fred Perry’s victory in 1936. Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-4, 7-5, 6-4).
  • In 2016, Andy won his second Wimbledon title.

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