Andy Murray: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Sportsman, Tennis player
  • Sign : Taurus
  • Date of birth : Friday 15 May 1987 (age : 34)
  • Country: United Kingdom

The tennis champion Andy Murray was born in 1987 in Dunblane, Scotland, a town infamous for the massacre that took place there on March 13, 1996, during which sixteen children between the ages of four and six, as well as a teacher, were killed. Andy Murray, who was present at the school at the time, refused to talk about it for a long time, mentioning it only briefly in his biography Hitting Back, published in 2008. The tragedy, however, did not seem to affect the future champion’s irresistible rise, who made history for his sport and his country by becoming the first British Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry in 1936.

In the early 2000s, Andy won the two most important youth tournaments, the Orange Bowl in Florida and the Petits As in Tarbes. He turned professional in 2005, making his first ATP final in his first season on the circuit, winning his first title in 2006, and failing to crack the world’s Top 10 in 2007, finishing the year in 11th place. In 2008, he became part of the Big Four that would win most of the titles for the next five years, along with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. He won his first Masters 1000 in Madrid and reached his first Grand Slam final at the US Open.

Despite his tournament victories (18 between 2008 and 2011), Andy is considered to be the eternal fourth in the world, as his lack of concentration seems to prevent him from climbing the last rungs of the ladder to the top of world tennis. In 2012, he began a fruitful collaboration with Ivan Lendl, which allowed him to win two prestigious titles: the London Olympics in July, where he dominated Roger Federer in the final, and the US Open in September, where he beat Novak Djokovic in a fierce battle. Then he made history and won the hearts of the British people by winning the Wimbledon tournament in 2013, again against Novak Djokovic.

Unfortunately, the horizon of his career will be somewhat darkened because of recurring back pain. He did not play at the end of the 2013 season and his preparation for 2014 was cut short. He then tries a new bet by hiring Amelie Mauresmo as a coach in June 2014. He then gradually regains his best level and strings together victories in the fall of 2014, regaining the 6th place in the world. He then won thirty-one career tournaments, including two Grand Slam titles and nine Masters 1000.

On the private side, in November 2014, Andy Murray got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Kim Sears. Their wedding was celebrated on April 11, 2015 in the champion’s hometown of Dunblane, Scotland. On February 7, 2016, the couple gave birth to a baby girl named Sophia. In July 2017, the couple is expecting their second child. In early November 2017, the couple gives birth to a second baby girl, Edie. In October 2019, he announces that he will be a father again. In late October, the couple gives birth to a boy named Teddy. In March 2021, the couple gives birth to their fourth child.