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Top facts about Andy Murray, Muzzard

Sun 24 October 2021 | 5:30

How much do you know about one of the greatest British tennis players in the sport history? Join us in the following article to review detailed information about Andy Murray life.

Sir Andrew Barron Murray, widely known as Muzzard, is regarded as one of the best British tennis players of all time. The player, ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 41 weeks, had been finished as the year-end No. 1 in 2016. The British tennis player, who was ranked in the top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 through October 2017, has won two Olympic gold medals in singles.

The top player began playing tennis from his childhood under his mother Judy alongside his older brother Jamie. When he was 15, Murray moved to Barcelona to train at the Sánchez-Casal Academy. Muzzard began his professional career in the era of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. By 2010, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic joined Federer and Nadal in the Big Four, and during the 2010s, they dominated men's tennis.

The British tennis player lost his first four Grand Slam finals, one to Djokovic and three to Federer. In 2012, he won his major title by defeating Djokovic to win the US Open. He also reached another six important finals, from 2013 to 2016, winning two of these fixtures. 

One of Murray's notable achievements is the No. 1 rank he earned following winning his only ATP Finals against Djokovic. Due to his various injuries, Murray fell out of the top 100 in 2018. In Great Britain, he is regarded as a national hero. So it is interesting to review the British tennis player's life to learn from his path to greatness. In the following article, we will review the

top facts about Andy Murray

.

Facts you need to know about Andy Murray

Let's take a look at the facts about Andy Murray. Facts like Andy Murray birthday, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to tennis lovers.

Andy Murray age and biography at point

  • Full Name:

    Sir Andrew Barron Murray

  • Nickname:

    Muzz, Muzza, Muzzard, Muzzcat

  • Date of Birth:

    15 May 1987

  • Age:

    34 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Nationality:

    British

  • Height:

    1.91 m

  • Weight:

    84 kg

  • Parents:

    William Murray, Judy Murray

  • Wife/Partner:

    Kim Sears (married 2015)

  • Children:

    Sophia Olivia Murray, Edie Murray, Teddy Barron Murray, -

  • Occupation:

    Professional Tennis Player

  • Coach:

    Leon Smith (1998–2004), Pato Alvarez (2003–2005), Mark Petchey (2005–2006), Brad Gilbert (2006–2007), Miles Maclagan (2007–2010), Alex Corretja (2010–2011), Ivan Lendl (2011–2014, 2016–2017), Amelie Mauresmo (2014–2016), Jonas Bjorkman (2015), Jamie Delgado (2016–present)

  • Net Worth:

    $165 million

Andy Murray Childhood

The first part of our article on top facts about Andy Murray is about his childhood.

Andy Murray birthday

is on 15 May 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to Judy Murray (mother), a Scottish tennis coach, and William Murray (father). Roy Erskine, his maternal grandfather, was a professional footballer, and Andy is a fan of one of his grandfather's teams, Hibernian Football Club and Arsenal. Also, Jamie, his elder brother, is a professional tennis player.

When

Andy Murray age

was three, he began playing tennis when his mother took him to play on the local courts. When he was five, Little Andy played in his first tournament, and three years later, in the Central District Tennis League, Murray was competing with adults.

Andy Murray family enrolled him at Dunblane Primary School, and during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, when 16 children and a teacher were killed by Thomas Hamilton, Andy took cover in the classroom.

His mother said about the incident: "I was driving there thinking I might not see my children again. There were too many cars on the road – everyone was trying to get there. I got angry, shouting 'Get out of the way!' About a quarter of a mile away I just got out and ran. People weren't frantic. They were shocked, quiet. It was before mobile phones. Nobody knew anything. The girl sharing my chair said 'That's my daughter's class.' I don't know if I have survivor's guilt, but I had an awful moment then when I was so relieved it wasn't my kids, and then felt terrible. She lost her daughter."

When Murray was 10, Judy and William split up with the boys living with their father. At their School of Excellence, Andy Murray was asked to train with Rangers Football Club, but he refused and preferred to focus on his tennis player. The tennis player moved to Barcelona, where he trained on the clay courts of the Sánchez-Casal Academy, under Pato Alvarez.

Andy Murray Career Stats

After reviewing

Andy Murray childhood

, let's take a look at

Andy Murray career stats

, that is, one of the top facts about Andy Murray. Leon Smith, who was Murray's tennis coach when he was 11, described him as unbelievably competitive. As a junior, in 2003, he reached as high as No. 6 in the world, and Murray reached No. 2 in the world in the 2004-instated combined rankings. In 2005 when he was in South America in January, the young tennis player was injured as he was ranked No. 407. In the Davis Cup, in March, Muzz became the youngest Briton in the event.

Murray began the 2006 seasons with the change of his coach and defeated Andy Roddick, a top ten player, for the first time at the SAP Open in San Jose in February. He went on to defeat No. 11, Lleyton Hewitt, becoming the British No. 1 later that month. In the same year, at Cincinnati, Murray, alongside Rafael Nadal, defeated Roger Federer.

In 2008, the British tennis player made his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon, and then he made his first final at the US Open. During the New York tournament, he claimed his first win over Nadal, becoming the first British player to reach a major final since Greg Rusedski in 1997, losing his first Grand Slam final to Federer.

One of Murray's worst defeats during his career occurred at the Beijing Olympics, losing his first-round singles match to Yen-Hsun Lu, No. 77. Later he said about the 2008 Olympic Games: "I was so excited to be part of the Olympics that I literally went to the opening ceremony and I was sweating so much. I wanted to meet all of the other athletes and basically enjoy the whole experience and basically forgot a little bit that I was there to win tennis matches. That is why when the Olympics came around this time – and it was four years I had to wait – I was determined to put that to bed, that I had messed up a ­little bit. I learned a lot from that match."

One of his memorable seasons was 2016, when he became No.1, after more than seven years that he first ranked No. 2, becoming the first British man to rank No. 1 in the history of Emirates ATP Rankings. The player, ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 41 weeks, had been finished as the year-end No. 1 in 2016.

He said: "To get to No. 1 isn’t about today, but it’s about 12 months of tournaments to get to this stage. The last few months have been the best of my career and I am very proud to have reached No. 1. It has been a goal of mine for the past few years."

Also, Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: "Andy has shown incredible dedication, determination and hard work in his bid to get to No.1. It’s difficult to think of a player more deserving of this accolade, what is more in one of the toughest eras in the history of our sport. He has had a phenomenal season and fully deserves this latest recognition, which confirms his status as the best player in the world."

The Scot has reached eleven major finals, winning three Grand Slam singles titles, one in 2012 at the US Open, as well as two at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. He also has won two gold medals at Men's Singles in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Andy Murray Net worth & Salary

In this section, we will take a look at

Andy Murray salary

and net worth, which is one of the fascinating top facts about Andy Murray. Widely known as the Muzzard, Andy Murray is regarded as one of the best British tennis players in the sport's history. As of 2021,

Andy Murray net worth

is estimated at around $165 million.

In the case of Andy Murray salary, you might know that, is the prize money he has earned is US$ 61,832,826.

Andy Murray Children & Wife

Tennis fans know about the Scottish tennis player's skills, but few consider his bio, which is quite interesting. Stay tuned to read more about the

Andy Murray family

. Kim Sears,

Andy Murray wife

, was born on 10 December 1987 and studied at Sussex University after achieving A-grades in music.

Two lovebirds met at the US Open when Kim was 17 and Andy was 18.

Nigel Sears, Kim's father, who was at the time head of the Women's Tennis Association, introduced them to each other. When Murray won his first tournament in 2006, he kissed Kim, so the couple revealed their relationship. On 11 April 2015, Andy and Murray married at Dunblane Cathedral.

In the case of

Andy Murray children

, you might know that the couple has three children. Kim gave birth to their first daughter, Sophia, in 2016, and their second child, Edie, was born in 2017.

They welcomed their son, Teddy, in 2019, and their last edition was born in 2021. Kim Sears, Andy Murray wife, doesn't like to get media attention. Once, the tennis player said about his wife: "I know she doesn't like that and doesn't want that. We've never asked for that. It's not something that she courts. She doesn't like being in the newspapers, and people commenting on what she's wearing and how she looks, and those sorts of things. That's one of the things that I guess she's also sacrificed, a little bit, for our relationship, and I appreciate that a lot. But hopefully there's only a few more years left of it, and then we can get away from all of that stuff."

Facts about Andy Murray you did not know

Andy Murray nickname

  • Andy Murray nickname is given to him by his fans. He is known as Muzz, Muzza, Muzzard, Muzzcat.

Andy Murray tattoo

  • In the case of the Andy Murray tattoo, you might know that, unlike many famous athletes in the world, he has yet to have any tattoos on his body.

Andy Murray Instagram account

The Muzzard, like many tennis players, is active on Instagram. Andy Murray Instagram account (

@andymurray

) has around 1.7M followers.

Andy Murray height

  • Andy Murray's height is 191m, and also his weight is 84 kg.

More interesting facts about Andy Murray

  • During his childhood, Andre Agassi was Murray's role model. When he was 7, he bought the Agassi 'hot lava' makeover. In 2006, he had a chance to practice with Agassi at Queen's Club the Scot forgot his water bottle and said he had sweaty hands. 

  • In 2013, Andy Murray bought a Victorian mansion and transformed it into a five-star hotel.

  • The Scottish tennis player has a problem in his right knee and was born with a bipartite patella. On many occasions, he has been seen holding his right knee, relying on pain-killing injections to help him play.

  • A few days ago, Murray returned to his hotel room from dinner, and his shoes were "damp, sweaty and smelly." So the tennis player left the shoes under the car overnight, but they were gone in the morning. "I had to go to the pro shop to buy different shoes to what I normally wear, different brand and everything. Which isn't the end of the world but obviously not ideal," said Murray on the Instagram video. But at practice, he realized his wedding ring wasn't on his finger. "I was like 'Oh no.' I tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes when I'm playing because I can't play with it on my hand," Murray said. "So yeah, my wedding ring has been stolen as well. Needless to say I'm in the bad books at home. So I want to try and find it. So if anyone can share this or may have any clue where they ay be would be very helpful so I can try and get it back. It would be much appreciated," said Murray. Thankfully, hours later, his ring and shoes had been returned.

  • One of the interesting top facts about Andy Murray is that the tennis player is an ice-cream lover. "I can eat ice-cream from midday until I go to bed," said Murray. Also, the Scot did not pay much attention to his diet at the beginning of his career, saying, "When I first played at Wimbledon I ate pizza before my matches and was staying in someone’s basement, so I’ve come a pretty long way."

Andy Murray Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Andy Murray is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On his dinner

"My dinner options are kept simple during Wimbledon. I have either salmon with rice, roast chicken with vegetables and potatoes, or steak with salad. My girlfriend Kim will cook, and I know each night that it will be one of those three."

On getting married

"Getting married is great, and I feel really good away from the court, and my private life and stuff is good. But you still need to train and work hard. Like, I didn't go on a honeymoon after we got married; I went to Barcelona and trained for 10 days to get ready for the clay-court season. It's been good, but you still have to put the work in."

On caring about his mental

"Staying more controlled mentally stemmed from taking my fitness more seriously. When you're doing track work, sprints and so on, it's pretty painful, but that does make you feel better prepared and therefore mentally stronger when you're going into a match. You know, without a doubt, that you are strong enough to last."

Andy Murray Records & Achievements

We wrap up Sportmob's article on top facts about Andy Murray with a list of Andy Murray individual records, and notable achievements.

Grand Slam Singles results

  • Australian Open – F (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)

  • French Open - F (2016)

  • Wimbledon - W (2013, 2016)

  • US Open - W (2012)

Grand Slam Doubles results

  • Australian Open - 1R (2006)

  • French Open - 2R (2006)

  • Wimbledon - 2R (2019)

  • US Open - 2R (2008)

Olympic Games

  • 2012 London Men's single – Gold Medal

  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro Men's single – Gold Medal

  • 2012 London Mixed Doubles – Silver Medal

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