Andy Murray


Who: Scottish tennis player.

What: First British winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

Where: Born in Glasgow, raised in Dunblane.

Why: Started playing tennis aged 3.

When: Born 15 May 1987.

I hate losing.” – Andy Murray

Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player. In the 2012 US Open, he became the first British tennis player since 1977 and the first male since 1936 to win a singles Grand Slam, at the 2012 Olympic Games became the first British champion in over a century, and at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships became the first British player to win the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles in 77 years. Raised in Dunblane, Scotland, he was a pupil at Dunblane Primary School during the 1996 Dunblane School Massacre. After success in junior tennis, he turned professional in April 2005, competing unsuccessfully in four Grand Slam finals between 2008 and 2012 before winning the 2012 US Open. After winning Olympic gold in London 2012, defeating Roger Federer on the same court Federer had defeated him a month previous to win the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Murray made history by winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, defeating his long-time friend and rival Novak Djokovic in the final.

Further reading:

Andy Murray at the 2011 Japan Open Tennis Championships.


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