by: TennisMood 302

Andy Murray

“In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach!”

Andy Murray: Rules of Life(30 y.o.)
Andy Murray

Personal Facts

Overview

  • Andy Murray began playing at age 3. Full name is Andrew Barron Murray.
  • Nicknamed "Muzza".
  • Identifies himself as Scottish and British therefore it "depends whether I win or not," responded Murrey on the comedy show “Outnumbered”.
  • An avid fan of Hibernian FC (where his grandfather played).
  • “Hitting Back” (2008) is his autobiography.
  • Growing up, played football and tennis and was once offered trials with Glasgow Rangers FC.
  • Favorite sports are football, boxing, and basketball, big fan and seat ticket holder of Miami Heat (NBA).
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  • Had his first competitive tournament at 5.
  • Lived and practiced in Barcelona from age 15-17 and finally in 2003, as a junior, achieved World No. 6 in singles and No. 8 in doubles.
  • Ranked as British No. 1 in 2006 for the first time.
  • Ranked top-10 by the ATP for the first time on April 16, 2007.
  • Career peak of No. 2 in the World on August 17, 2009.
  • The only tennis player, male or female, to have won two Olympic in singles (2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medalist).
  • Appeared in GQ Magazine’s “20 Most Stylish Athletes of 2013”.
  • Owns his own a 15-room five-star hotel in Scotland, Cromlix House, which he bought in 2013 for £1.8 million. In 2014 it opened. Also he has a management agency (77), which looks after his career as well.
  • The 2013 Wimbledon final was watched by 17.3 million British TV viewers. Historic Wimbledon victory was the most talked-about subject that year among Facebook users in Britain; outshining the birth of a future King, the appointment of a new Pope and the passing of an iconic Prime Minister.
  • Special edition four stamps of him issued by UK Royal Mail On August 8, 2013 (commemorating Murray’s Wimbledon victory)

Andy Murray's Family

  • Parents are Judith "Judy" Murray is current British Fed Cup captain and William Murray, is retail Area Manager.
  • Roy Erskine, his maternal grandfather , was a professional footballer in the late 1950s.
  • Elder brother Jamie (born Feb. 13, 1986), also plays on the ATP World Tour.
  • Wife, Kim Sears (began dating in 2005, married on the 11th of April in 2015 in Dunblane Cathetral, his native town).
  • Daughter, Sophia Olivia (born Feb. 7, 2016).

Activism

  • Named 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year and voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on December 14, 2013.
  • Same awarded with the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award on March 12, 2013
  • Honored by Prince William with the OBE medal in October 2013.
  • British flag carrier at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.
  • Played 1st full men’s singles match with Center Court roof closed at Wimbledon on June 29, 2009 vs. Wawrinka
  • Presented the ‘Rally For Cancer’ at Queen’s Club. An exhibition was raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in June 2013. The charity supports The Royal Marsden, the world-leading cancer center which treated friend Ross Hutchins.
  • In September 2016 headlines 'Andy Murray Live', a Glasgow-based charity. All proceeds from this charity tennis event are going to UNICEF and Young People's Futures.
  • Andy Murray serves as global ambassador for UNICEF, United for Wildlife, Malaria No More and World Wildlife Foundation.
  • Awarded the Man of the Year GQ on September 2013.
  • In April 2014 awarded the freedom of Stirling at a special meeting of Stirling Council in Dunblane High School. He also received an honorary doctorate from the Univ. of Stirling, where he once trained.
  • Received the 2014 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for participation in fundraising exhibitions and campaigns over 2013 and 2014 and also having raised awareness for the work of UNICEF, United for Wildlife and Malaria No More.
  • In 2016 was awarded by UNICEF for $15,000 ATP ACES for Charity grant.
  • Serves as a member of ATP Player Council for term June 2016-18.

Personal Team & Coaching

  • Coaches are Jamie Delgado and Ivan Lendl.
  • Fitness trainer is Matt Little and physiotherapists are Mark Bender and Shane Annun.

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