- Date of Birth:
- May 15, 1987
- 6' 3"
Andy Murray (born May 15, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish tennis player. Andy began playing tennis at 3-years old. He played his first competitive tournament when he was 5 and by the time he was 8, he was competing with adults. At 15, Andy moved to Barcelona to study tennis at the Schiller International School. Described as “unbelievably competitive,” Andy quickly achieved tennis success., winning the Junior US Open in 2004. He turned professional in 2005 and quickly became one of the best tennis stars in the world. By the time he was 20, Andy was ranked in the top-10 players of the world. Andy won the 2012 US Open, the first British player since 1977 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. His winning ways continued that year, as he took home the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic games, defeating Roger Federer. In 2013, Andy became the first UK man to win Wimbledon since 1936, defeating Novak Djokovic in an emotional final that lasted three hours. Though an injury led to a disappointing 2014 for Andy, 2015 was a better year – he won his first clay court title at the 2015 BMW open.
Best Known For:
Andy Murray is best known for being one of the best tennis players in the world.
Andy Murray was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He attended Dunblane Primary School and was present during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, when a student killed 17 before shooting himself. At the age of 15, Andy was asked to train with the Rangers Football Club, but declined to pursue his tennis career. Andy began dating Kim Sears since 2006. They were married in April 2015.