Andy Murray Biography
Andy Murray is a professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 15, 1987, to William and Judy Murray. He showed very early signs of his dedication to tennis and started playing at the age of just three.
Murray was coached by his mother along with elder brother, Judy. Andy also used to play football in his early years and was offered trials at Glasgow Rangers FC.
Having started tennis at a very early age, Andy Murray won a lot of trophies and accomplished many achievements in youth championships. In 1999, Murray won Florida’s Orange Bowl a major youth championship for his age.
Andy continued with his fine performances and in 2004 became world’s number one junior after winning U.S open junior title. For this, he was awarded BBC’s, “Young Sports Personality of the Year”.
After proving himself in the youth championships Murray was ready to step up in the professional league. He became the youngest player to represent Britain in Davis Cup.
Soon after Davis Cup, Andy made his professional debut in April 2005. But the world recognized Andy in 2006 when he defeated the top-ranked Roger Federer in the second round of Cincinnati Masters tournament. Following that victory, Murray also defeated Andy Roddick to win SAP Open, his first ATP title.
Professional glory continued the next year also when Murray retained the SAP Open this time defeating Ivo Karlovic. Murray also won St. Petersburg title that year and broke into top 10 ATP rankings for the first time in his career.
Next year, Andy continued his fine form and won another five ATP titles. But the major achievement in that year was when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of US Open to reach the final. He met Roger Federer in the final and was defeated in straight sets 2-6, 5-7, 2-6.
Andy began 2009 with career-high number two. Grand Slams were still very much a dream for Murray but he continued his hard work and won 6 major titles that year.
It was in 2010 where he got the taste of yet another Grand Slam final, this time in Australian Open. But he was again defeated by Roger Federer in four sets. Murray was yet runners-up in 2011 Australian Open where Novak Djokovic defeated him.
In 2012, Murray achieved a unique feat when he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals to reach the Final of Wimbledon. He became the first British man since 1938 to play the finals of this prestigious tournament. But as was the case with his previous four finals, Murray lost this one too and the opponent was Federer.
One of the major achievement of Murray’s career came in the form of Olympic Gold medal when he defeated Federer in the finals of 2012 London Summer Olympics. Continuing his blistering run Murray made history when he defeated Novak Djokovic in US Open and became the first British man since 1936 to win a Grand Slam title.
Andy Murray also went on to win 2013 Wimbledon and 2016 Wimbledon title. 2017 have been a rough year for Murray as he was hit by an injury and loss of form. Till now, Andy Murray has won 45 major titles including three Grand Slams.