Andy Murray Bio


  • Full name is Andrew Murray
  • Began playing at age three
  • Mother, Judy, is a former Scottish national coach and father, William is a Retail Area Manager
  • Has one older brother Jamie (born Feb. 13, 1986), who also plays on the ATP circuit
  • Grew up playing soccer and tennis and once was offered to play with Glasgow Rangers
  • His favourite musician is 50 Cent
  • Based in Barcelona since age 15
  • Won US Open junior title (d. Stakhovsky) and advanced to doubles SF (w/brother Jamie) in 2004
  • Roland Garros junior SF in 2005
  • Finished No. 10 in world junior rankings in ‘04
  • Won Canadian Open junior title in 2003 and finished No. 6 that year. Considers US Open best place he's played
  • Awarded 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award
  • Finished in third place in 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
  • Twice named LTA's Young Player of the Year
  • Favourite surface is hard and he considers his serve as best part of his game
  • Big fan of TV comedy show, "Entourage"
  • Played first full men's singles match with roof closed at Wimbledon on June 29, 2009 vs. Wawrinka
  • On 29 December 2012, he became an 'Officer of Order of British Empire' [OBE] for service to tennis
  • On 12 March 2013, he was presented the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award winner
  • In June 2013 at Queen's Club, headlined the ‘Rally For Cancer', an exhibition raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The charity supports The Royal Marsden, the world-leading cancer centre treating friend Ross Hutchins
  • The 2013 Wimbledon final was watched by 17.3 million British television viewers
  • On 8 August 2013, UK Royal Mail issued four stamps commemorating Murray's Wimbledon victory
  • On 3 September 2013, picked up a Man of the Year GQ Award
  • On 14 December 2013, was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Works with fitness trainers Matt Little and Jez Green, physiotherapist Andy Ireland
  • Coached by former World No. 1 Ivan Lendl (since January 2012).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
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