Andy Murray Biography, Wimbledon, Olympic Medals and Net Worth

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Andy Murray is one of the finest tennis players of his generation with an impressive 45 singles career titles to his name, including three grand slam tournament wins.

Who is Andy Murray, how old is he, when is his birthday, how tall is he and what is his background?

Born on May 15 1987, Glasgow-born Andy Murray is 31 years old. Brought up in Dunblane, Scotland, he attended the local primary school where the tragic massacre of 16 children and a teacher by a gunman occurred in 1996.Murray was nine-years-old at the time and was at the school on that sad day.

He first started to play tennis at the age of three, eventually picking tennis over football in which he also excelled. Tennis runs through the immediate family with his mother Judy an international coach and his brother Jamie one of the best doubles players in the world.

By 2015 Andy Murray had moved to Barcelona to pursue his tennis career, honing his skills on the clay courts of the Sanchez-Casal Academy. A right-handed player, he stands at 1.9 metres tall.

Why is Andy Murray famous and what is his occupation?

Andy Murray has become one of the top tennis players in the world. Athletic on court with an incredible array of shots, he became world number one in late 2016. Three grand slam tournament wins and two Olympic golds have made him a household name.

What is Andy Murray’s net worth?

The 2017 Sunday Times sporting rich list recorded the worth of Andy Murray as £77million, a rise of £20million from the previous year. He has a house in Surrey and also a house near his training base at the University of Miami.

In 2013 Murray bought the Cromlix estate located near his hometown of Dunblane for £1.8million where he has set up a luxury 5-star hotel.

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How much does Andy Murray earn?

A highly successful tennis career has seen him record winnings in excess of $60million to date.

Which tennis players has Andy Murray played against, what are his most notable matches, what titles has he won?

Andy Murray came to prominence when he won the US Open juniors tournament in 2004. Two years on in 2006 Murray was to win his first ATP tour event in San Jose.

Of the 45 titles he has won so far, the best remembered will probably be the first of his two Wimbledon titles in 2013 when he became the first British player to win the event in 77 years, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final.

Murray has also won the US Open, two Olympic golds, and also the Davis Cup as part of the GB team where he played a major role along side his brother Jamie.

Andy Murray plays in a golden age for men’s tennis, competing regularly with greats such as Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. He had an epic tussle with Roger Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon final. Having won the first set Murray was to lose the next three and had to endure a tearful interview during the post-match presentations. At the time it was four defeats in four grand slam finals, though that was ultimately to be put right over the next couple of years.

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Who is Andy Murray’s coach

In recent years, he has turned to Ivan Lendl twice as his coach. He retains a coaching and support team around him that includes former British player Jamie Delgado.

Who are Andy Murray’s sponsors?

Murray signed a four-year deal with Under Armour in 2014, previously having been with Adidas, and also has an agreement with the racket maker Head.

Has Andy Murray won at Wimbledon, how many times has he won?

Andy Murray has won Wimbledon twice. In 2013 he beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British player to win the tournament in 77 years. He repeated the feat in 2016 when he beat Milos Raonic.

Has Andy Murray been knighted?

The tennis champion had already received an OBE in October 2013 after his first Wimbledon win when an even greater honour was bestowed on him in 2016. It was announced in the New Years Honours list that he was to be knighted, becoming Sir Andy Murray. The sporting world had already acknowledged his achievements, with Murray becoming the first person to win three BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Who is Andy Murray’s wife, does he have any children?

In April 2015 the Scotsman married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral, with the reception held at the Murray owned Cromlix House Hotel. They had been dating since 2005 and became engaged in November 2014. They have two children.