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Andy Murray

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
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Profession: Tennis Champion


Biography: A three-time Grand Slam tournament winner and two-time Olympic champion in 2012 and 2016.

He also helped Great Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015.

Murray was the flag bearer for Great Britain during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In 2013 Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1935; he repeated the feat in 2016.

Born: May 15, 1987
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age: 35 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 2015-04-11 Pro tennis player Andy Murray (28) weds Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland

Historical Events

  • 2008-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Scotsman Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 for his 5th consecutive US title
  • 2010-01-09 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: María José Martínez Sánchez & Tommy Robredo of Spain beat British pair Laura Robson & Andy Murray 7-6, 7-5 to clinch a 2-1 win; Spain's 3rd title
  • 2010-01-31 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer outclasses Scotsman Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 for his 4th Australian title
  • 2011-01-30 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 2nd Australian title; beats Scotsman Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
  • 2012-07-08 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4
  • 2012-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Andy Murray of Scotland wins his first Grand Slam event; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
  • 2013-01-27 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins Open era record 4th Australian crown; beats Andy Murray of Scotland 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • 2013-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936
  • 2015-02-01 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Serbian ace Novak Đoković wins an Open era record 5th men's singles crown, beating Scotsman Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0
  • 2016-01-31 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković retains Championship for his record-equaling 6th Australian title; beats Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6
  • 2016-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Scotsman Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to win his first French title
  • 2016-07-10 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title
  • 2016-08-14 Great Britain's Andy Murray wins the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina
  • 2016-11-20 Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Đoković

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