General Andrew Barron (Andy)
Murray
Male
Scotland
1987-05-15
Dumblane, Scotland, Scotland


About

Andrew Barron "Andy" Murray OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player, three-time Grand Slam champion, two-time Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion. He is the only tennis player, male or female, to have won two Olympic singles titles.
He started playing tennis at the age of three, entered his first competitive tournament at age five and was playing league tennis by the time he was eight. He has reached at least the quarter-finals of all Grand Slam tournaments he has participated in since 2011, with the exception of the 2015 US Open. When he was 15, he moved to Barcelona to train at the Sánchez-Casal Academy. He won the junior US Open in 2004 and turned professional the following year. Murray has been ranked in top 10 and who has been ranked as British No. 1 since 27 February 2006. He achieved a top-10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 16 April 2007, and reached a career peak of World No. 2 from 17 August 2009 to 13 September 2009, then again from 1 April 2013 to 21 April 2013 and 13 May 2013 to 18 August 2013 as well as from August 17, 2016.

He won Wimbledon Championships singles title first time in 2013, and then was crowned as the 2012 Olympic tennis men's singles champion. In 2013, Murray became the sixth man in tennis history to have won over $30 million in career prize money.

At the 2012 US Open, Murray became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets. This title made him the only British male to become a Grand Slam singles champion during the Open Era. On 7 July 2013, Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first British man to do so since Fred Perry, 77 years previously. He again beat Djokovic in the final, this time in straight sets. As a result of his Wimbledon win, Murray was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December 2013. Following his 11 match wins enabling Great Britain to win the Davis Cup, Murray was voted the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, while the Davis Cup team won the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

Four weeks after losing his first Wimbledon final to Roger Federer, Murray faced the Swiss again at the 2012 Olympic Games, defeating him in straight sets to win the gold medal in the men's singles final, becoming the first British singles champion in over 100 years. He also won a silver medal in the mixed doubles, playing with Laura Robson. Murray is the only man in history to have won Olympic Gold and the US Open in the same calendar year, as well as only the third man to hold the Gold Medal and two majors on different surfaces (after Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal).

He has been the runner-up in eight other singles Grand Slam finals: the 2008 US Open, the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 Australian Open, the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and the 2016 French Open, losing three times to Roger Federer and five times to Novak Djokovic. He is the first man in the open era to achieve five runner-up finishes at the Australian Open, after losing to Djokovic in the final of the 2016 Australian Open. In 2011, Murray became only the seventh player in the Open Era to reach the semi finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year. After reaching the French Open semifinal in 2014 he became the tenth man to reach two or more semifinals at each of the four Majors. During the 2015 season, he became the fifth man in tennis history to have won over $40 million in career prize money. After reaching the final of the 2016 French Open, Murray became the tenth player in the Open Era to reach the final of all four Grand Slam events and joint twelfth on the list for finals reached. He is only the second British player (after Fred Perry) of either sex to have reached the final of all four majors.
Murray also featured in Great Britain's Davis Cup winning team in 2015, winning 11 matches (8 singles and 3 doubles) as they secured their first Davis Cup title since 1936.

Murray defeated Raonic in straight sets to win his second Wimbledon title and third Major title overall in 2016. Then he played at the Rio Olympic Games. He became the first player to win two gold medals in the tennis singles events by defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the final, which lasted over four hours.

Murray was born to Judith (Erskine) and William Murray in Glasgow, Scotland. His maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s. Murray's brother, Jamie, is also a professional tennis player, playing on the doubles circuit. Murray attended Dunblane Primary School, and was present during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, when Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and a teacher before shooting himself; Murray took cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but in his autobiography "Hitting Back" he states that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton, and that his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.

Murray later attended Dunblane High School. At 15, he was asked to train with Rangers Football Club at their School of Excellence, but declined, opting to focus on his tennis career instead. He then decided to move to Barcelona, Spain. There he studied at the Schiller International School and trained on the clay courts of the Sánchez-Casal Academy. Murray described this time as "a big sacrifice". While in Spain, he trained with Emilio Sánchez, formerly the world no. 1 doubles player.

Murray was born with a bipartite patella, where the kneecap remains as two separate bones instead of fusing together in early childhood. He was diagnosed at the age of 16 and is seen frequently to hold his knee due to the pain caused by the condition and has pulled out of events because of it.



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Archive statistics 2006 - 2022
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628
475


Tournament wins 2019 - European Open (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2017 - Dubai (ATP)
2016 - Paris Masters (ATP)
2016 - ATP World Tour Finals (ATP)
2016 - Italian International Championships ()
2016 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
2016 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
2016 - Olympics, Olympic Games (Olympic Games)
2016 - China Open ()
2016 - Shanghai (ATP)
2016 - Austria Open (ATP)
2015 - Canadian International Championships ()
2015 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
2015 - Bavarian International Championships (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2015 - Madrid Open (ATP)
2014 - Austria Open (ATP)
2014 - Valencia Open ()
2014 - Shenzen Open (ATP)
2013 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
2013 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
2013 - Miami Open (ATP)
2013 - Brisbane International (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2012 - Brisbane International (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2012 - Olympics, Olympic Games (Olympic Games)
2012 - US Open (Grandslam)
2011 - Shanghai (ATP)
2011 - Japan Open (Open)
2011 - Bangkok (Amateur)
2011 - Queens Club Tournament (ATP)
2011 - Cincinnati (ATP)
2010 - Canadian International Championships ()
2010 - Shanghai (ATP)
2009 - Canadian International Championships ()
2009 - Miami Open (ATP)


Tournaments Australian Open - 2022 Qatar Open - 2022 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2022 Dubai - 2022 Indian Wells - 2022 Miami Open - 2022 Madrid Open - 2022 Melbourne Summer Set - 2022 Sydney Tennis Classic - 2022 Wimbledon - 2021 US Open - 2021 Cincinnati - 2021 Queens Club Tournament - 2021 Austria Open - 2021 Montpellier - 2021 Paris Masters - 2021 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2021 Indian Wells - 2021 Winston Salem - 2021 Metz - 2021 European Open - 2021 Stockholm Open - 2021 San Diego Open - 2021 Roland Garros - 2020 US Open - 2020 Cincinnati - 2020 Cologne ATP - 2020 Australian Open - 2019 Cincinnati - 2019 China Open - 2019 Shanghai - 2019 Brisbane International - 2019 Winston Salem - 2019 European Open - 2019 Zhuhai Championships - 2019 US Open - 2018 Cincinnati - 2018 Queens Club Tournament - 2018 Eastbourne - 2018 Washington Open - 2018 Shenzen Open - 2018 Australian Open - 2017 Wimbledon - 2017 Monte Carlo - 2017 Roland Garros - 2017 Queens Club Tournament - 2017 Italian International Championships - 2017 Conde de Godo - 2017 Qatar Open - 2017 Dubai - 2017 Indian Wells - 2017 Madrid Open - 2017 Australian Open - 2016 Wimbledon - 2016 Monte Carlo - 2016 Roland Garros - 2016 US Open - 2016 Olympics, Olympic Games - 2016 Cincinnati - 2016 Queens Club Tournament - 2016 Italian International Championships - 2016 China Open - 2016 Shanghai - 2016 Austria Open - 2016 Paris Masters - 2016 ATP World Tour Finals - 2016 Indian Wells - 2016 Miami Open - 2016 Madrid Open - 2016 Australian Open - 2015 Wimbledon - 2015 Roland Garros - 2015 US Open - 2015 Canadian International Championships - 2015 Cincinnati - 2015 Queens Club Tournament - 2015 Italian International Championships - 2015 Davis Cup - Final - 2015 Shanghai - 2015 Paris Masters - 2015 ATP World Tour Finals - 2015 Bavarian International Championships - 2015 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2015 Dubai - 2015 Indian Wells - 2015 Miami Open - 2015 Madrid Open - 2015 Washington Open - 2015 Australian Open - 2014 Wimbledon - 2014 Roland Garros - 2014 US Open - 2014 Canadian International Championships - 2014 Cincinnati - 2014 Queens Club Tournament - 2014 Italian International Championships - 2014 China Open - 2014 Shanghai - 2014 Austria Open - 2014 Valencia Open - 2014 Paris Masters - 2014 ATP World Tour Finals - 2014 Qatar Open - 2014 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2014 Abierto Mexicano - 2014 Indian Wells - 2014 Miami Open - 2014 Madrid Open - 2014 Shenzen Open - 2014 Australian Open - 2013 Wimbledon - 2013 Monte Carlo - 2013 US Open - 2013 Canadian International Championships - 2013 Cincinnati - 2013 Queens Club Tournament - 2013 Italian International Championships - 2013 Brisbane International - 2013 Indian Wells - 2013 Miami Open - 2013 Madrid Open - 2013 Australian Open - 2012 Wimbledon - 2012 Monte Carlo - 2012 Roland Garros - 2012 US Open - 2012 Canadian International Championships - 2012 Olympics, Olympic Games - 2012 Cincinnati - 2012 Queens Club Tournament - 2012 Italian International Championships - 2012 Conde de Godo - 2012 Japan Open - 2012 Shanghai - 2012 Paris Masters - 2012 ATP World Tour Finals - 2012 Brisbane International - 2012 Dubai - 2012 Indian Wells - 2012 Miami Open - 2012 Australian Open - 2011 Wimbledon - 2011 Monte Carlo - 2011 Roland Garros - 2011 US Open - 2011 Canadian International Championships - 2011 Cincinnati - 2011 Queens Club Tournament - 2011 Italian International Championships - 2011 Japan Open - 2011 Shanghai - 2011 Paris Masters - 2011 ATP World Tour Finals - 2011 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2011 Indian Wells - 2011 Miami Open - 2011 Madrid Open - 2011 Bangkok - 2011 Australian Open - 2010 Wimbledon - 2010 Monte Carlo - 2010 Roland Garros - 2010 US Open - 2010 Canadian International Championships - 2010 Queens Club Tournament - 2010 China Open - 2010 Shanghai - 2010 Valencia Open - 2010 ATP World Tour Finals - 2010 Australian Open - 2009 Wimbledon - 2009 Roland Garros - 2009 US Open - 2009 Canadian International Championships - 2009 ATP World Tour Finals - 2009 Indian Wells - 2009 Miami Open - 2009 Wimbledon - 2008 US Open - 2008 Canadian International Championships - 2008 Masters cup - 2008 Australian Open - 2007 Wimbledon - 2006 US Open - 2006 Canadian International Championships - 2006

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