Andy Murray, Who is British Professional Tennis player ranked world No. 16 in Men’s singles born on 15 May 1987, In Scotland U.K.
He is the son of William Murray and his wife Judy Murray. His maternal grandfather Roy Erskine was the professional footballer in 1950s. He has one brother Jamie Murray.
On November 2014, His engagement announced with Kim Sears. They married on 11 April 2015 in his hometown. The couple has one daughter Sophia.
He attended the Dunblane Primary School. Later he attended the Dunblane High School.
He started playing tennis at the age three. In 1999 at the age of 12, Murray had won his age group at the Orange Bowl, a prestigious event for junior players. In the year 2003, He had started playing on the senior circuit and he had won his first tournament at the Glasgow Futures Event. In 2004, He played for to win the Junior U.S Open, At that year he ranked No. 2 in the Junior ranking. In 2006, He had played the fourth round of the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He had been caused the biggest upset of the year by losing the World No.1 Roger Federer; He was the second tennis player, Who had do so after Rafael Nadal. In 2007, Andy reached in the fourth round of Australian Open, Where he lost a five-set match against the Rafael Nadal. Before 20 years turning he was in No. 11 ranking in the world in 2007 and took No. 4 in 2008. He reached all the major semifinals, but unable to win the elusive Grand Slam Trophy. He had continued his form by losing Novak Djokovic at the 2012 U.S. Open in five sets. He had become the poster boy of the British media with his victory.
- He had once bought a Ferrari but later sold it because he had thought it was “too flashy”.
- His middle name is Barron, which means “young warrior” from Old English.
- He is the youngest British player who played in the Davis Cup at the age of 17.
- He is the 3 time Grand Slam champion with having 2 Wimbledon and one U.S Open title.
Awards and achievements:
- In 2004, He received the BBC young sports personality of the year award.
- In 2013, He received the World Breakthrough of the Year award.
- In 2013, He received the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland award.
- In 2014, He won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award.
What can we learn from him??
Like Andy Murray, Always keep developing your skills. don’t be afraid of the competition.