Andy Murray

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Andy Murray

Born

5/15/1987, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain.

Birth Name

Andrew Murray

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Andrew Murray
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Andrew "Andy" Murray (born May 15, 1987) is an up-and-coming Scottish teenage tennis player. He first burst onto the tennis scene at Wimbledon in 2005 and lost out in the third round. He then went on the play in the U.S Open, and since then has gone from…more

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  • Trivia

    • Andy achieved his best Grand Slam appearance ever in 2008, when he advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

    • Andy's official fan site is www.andymurray.com.

    • Andy has one brother, Jamie.

    • Andy's parents are Judy and Will Murray.

    • Andy reached the quarter-finals at Western and Southern Financial Group Masters, Cincinatti, beating World No.1 Roger Federer along the way.

    • Andy turned professional in 2005.

    • Andy says his favorite songs are: Control Myself, Hips Don't Lie, Sugar we are Going Down, Disco Inferno, Bad Day, Omaha, When I'm gone, Name, Touch the Sky and Upside Down.

    • Andy says his top 5 movies are: Wedding Crashers, Braveheart, Anchorman, Saw (I and II), and Oceans 11.

    • Andy won the U.S Open boys title at the age of 17 in 2004.

    • Andy won the Orange Bowl tennis competition in Florida at the age of 12.

    • Andy left home at 15 to go live in Barcelona and train at the Sanchez Casal Academy.

    • Andy has won 1 ATP Masters Singles final which was in San Jose, United States where he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the final.

    • In March 2005 when Andy played on Great Britain's Davis Cup team against Israel he became the youngest ever British player to play in a Davis Cup match.

    • Andy's coach is Brad Gilbert who has previously coached the American, Andre Agassi.

    • Andy is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand.

    • Andy has vowed to sign autographs for every fan who asks him to. This is because once, when he went to watch his idol Andre Agassi play at Wimbledon, he asked him for his autograph he ignored him.

    • In 1996 ,at the age of 8, Andy survived the "Dublane Massacre". 16 children and 1 teacher were shot dead when Thomas Hamilton, an unemployed former shopkeeper entered the primary school with a gun. Andy hid under the headmasters desk but says he dosen't remember anything about the event.

    • In December 2005 Andy won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

  • Quotes

    • Andy: (on his Moms celebrations after winning a match at Wimbledon) I was pretty happy with the way I played and you could see that by the celebrations and my mum making an idiot of herself.

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