Andy Murray bio, Wife, Net worth, Wimbledon, Career, Early life, Facts
Who is Andy Murray?
Sir Andrew Barron Murray (OBE) is a British tennis player from Scotland. He is one of the leading tennis players with three ' Grand Slam ' titles, two ' Men's Singles Olympic Gold Medals ' and an ' ATP World Tour Finals ' victory.
In the Early life of Andy Murray
Fig: Andy Murray in his childhood
Murray was born on 15 May 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland to Judy (born Erskine) and William Murray. He grew up in Dunblane, central Scotland. His mother Judy, a former competitive tennis player and a coach, trained his older brother Jamie and Murray at the age of 3. He played the first competitive tournament at 5 and competed with adults at the age of 8. He witnessed a tragedy in 1996, when an armed person, Thomas Hamilton, entered his School and shot 16 students and a teacher and also shot himself. Murray escaped hiding in a classroom. In his autobiography, he mentioned that he had attended a youth group led by Hamilton.
His parents divorced when he was ten. His mother coached him until he was 12 years old, and later he left for Spain to train on the clay court. In Barcelona, Spain, he studied at the' Schiller International School' and trained under Coach Pato Alvarez at the' Sanchez-Casal Academy.' Earlier he was interested in football and was offered training with the' Ranger Football Club' at the age of 15, but refused to concentrate on tennis. At the age of 12, he won a major youth championship ' Florida Orange Bowl' in 1999. He won the' US Open Junior Title' in 2004 and became' World's No. 1 Junior.' He was awarded' BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year' in 2004 and was the only non-English person to receive it. He was the youngest player to represent his country Great Britain at the age of 17 years.
In the Career(Wimbledon) of Andy Murray
Fig: Andy Murray during Wimbledon 2018
In the year 2005, he began his career when he was ranked world No 407. When he was playing in South America he injured his back due to which he had to take 3 months to leave. He made his first ATP final at the Thailand open against the world No.1 Roger Federer who lost in straight sets But back in 2005 when Murray got chance to captain his country, he and his brother Jamie Murray played doubles and beat England as a result of his performance he was ranked 64 and named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
After the Miami Masters where he reached semi-finals, he became the world No.10 but he career took a new turn when he won Olympic gold in 2012 beating Roger Federer and later in 2012 he thrashed Novak Djokovic in the final of US Open and soon after that in 2013 he again defeated Djokovic Wimbledon Final to lift the Wimbledon but his winning streak doesn’t last more and lost to Djokovic in Australian Open(2015,2016) and French open in 2016. Murray continued his Gold medal Winning Streak in the Rio Olympic 2016 and now he is focused on this year Wimbledon 2017 to seal the nerve again. He is one of the favorites alongside Roger Federer,Novak Djokovic, and Rafal Nadal.
How much is the net worth of Andy Murray?
The 2019 Sunday Times sports rich list recorded Andy Murray's worth of £ 77 million, up to £ 20 million from the previous year. He has a house in Surrey and a house near his training base at the University of Miami. Murray bought the Cromlix estate for 1.8 million dollars in 2013 located near his hometown of Dunblane where he has set up a luxury 5-star hotel. A highly successful tennis career has seen record gains in excess of $ 60 million to date.
In the Personal Life of Andy Murray
Fig: Andy Murray with his wife Kim Sear
Murray met Kim Sears, the daughter of player and coach Nigel Sears, during the 2005 'US Open.' He married her on 11 April 2015 at 'Dunblane Cathedral.' They have a daughter, Sophia, and they live in Oxshott, Surrey. He is a global ambassador for the 'World Wildlife Fund.' He is a founding member of 'Malaria No More UK' and plays charity tournaments for fundraising. He was born with a bipartite patella, which means his kneecap bones are not fused but are two separate bones due to which he was out sometime because of a knee issue.
Facts of Andy Murray
He was awarded the ‘’BBC young sports personality of the year award ‘’in 2004 thus becoming the only one non-English recipient of the award and ended the year 2008 with the ranking of 4 in the world and qualified for the master cup for the first time.
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