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Andy Murray - Scotland
6'3\ (190 cm)"
185 lbs (84 kg)
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Youtek Graphene Radical Pro Tennis Racquet
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On the Court
Turned professional in 2005 at age 17 on the Challenger circuit. His ATP debut was at Barcelona, a straight-sets loss to Jan Hernych. Earned a wild card at Queen's Club and reached the third round with an upset of No. 30 Taylor Dent. A wild card to Wimbledon was his Grand Slam debut, and he reached the third round, upsetting No. 13 Radek Stepanek in the second. Reached the second round of the US Open with an upset over No. 39 Andrei Pavel. Reached his first ATP final in September at Bangkok, losing to No. 1 Roger Federer, but climbing into the Top 100. Finished the season 14-10. As a full-time ATP tour member in 2006, won 40 matches, his first title and finished the year ranked in the Top 20. Won San Jose with back-to-back victories over No. 3 Andy Roddick and No. 11 Lleyton Hewit tto jump into the Top 50 at No 47. Reached the fourth round at Wimbledon by upsetting Roddick again to move to No. 36. Caught fire in the US Open Series, reaching the Washington D.C. final, the Rogers Cup semifinals and the Cincninnati quarterfinals, which included a win over No. 1 Federer, to join the Top 20 for the first time. Made the fourth round of the US Open. Doubled his title count and put together a 43-14 record in 2007. Defended his title at San Jose to climb to No. 13 in the world. Made the semifinals of Indian Wells with wins over No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko and No. 9 Tommy Haas, then did the same at Miami to join the Top 10. Slumped during the US Open Series and fell back to No. 19, then reached the finals at Metz before winning St. Petersburg. Joined the true elite in 2008, winning 58 of 74 matches, five tournament titles and raking in almost $3.7 million. Was ranked just outside the Top 10 to start the year, but quickly joined it by winning Doha. Was upset in the first round of the Australian Open to fall back outside the Top 10, but only for a week as he rallied to win Marseille to climb back to No. 10. Dipped to No. 20 after being upset in the first round of the Miami Masters after reaching the semifinals the year before. After losing in the third round of the French Open, was just 19-10 on the year after a 10-1 start. Reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, his first Grand Slam final eight appearance. Followed that up with a trip to the Rogers Cup semifinals, including his first-ever win over Novak Djokovic, and the title at the Masters Cincinnati, beating Djokovic in the final to climb to No. 6. At the US Open, defeated No. 1 Nadal in the semifinals 6-2, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 to reach his first Slam final, but was swept by No. 2 Federer 2-6, 5-7, 2-6. Moved up to No. 4 in the world despite the loss, and showed that it hadn't hurt his confidence too much by winning Madrid, including a semifinal victory over Federer, and St. Petersburg back to back. Invited to the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time and won his round-robin bracket, going 3-0 with victories over Roddick and Federer before losing to Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals. Surpassed all of his career highs in 2009, going 66-11 with six titles and $4.4 million in winnings. Started the year by repeating his title at Doha, beating Federer in the semifinals. Made the fourth round of the US Open, but was upset by No. 15 Fernando Verdasco. Won Rotterdam over No. 1 Nadal in three sets, lost the Indian Wells final to Nadal after beating Federer, then won the Miami Masters over Djokovic. Rose to No. 3 in the world for the first time right before Roland Garros and had his best performance there, reaching the quarterfinals. Won Queen's Club, then made his first Grand Slam semifinal appearance, losing to No. 6 Roddick in four sets, the last two of them tie-breakers. Won the Rogers Cup, to briefly displace Nadal as No. 2 in the world, but fell back to third after being upset in the fourth round of the US Open. Won Valencia and went 2-1 at the Barclays in his pool, but it was not enough to advance. Returned to the pack a bit in 2010, winning two titles, compiling a 46-18 match and finishing the year No. 5, displaced by Djokovic and Swedish star Robin Soderling. Began the season with his first Grand Slam finals appearance, losing to Federer in straight sets after unseating Nadal 6-3, 7-6(2), 3-0 RET in the quarterfinals at Australia. Slumped in the spring, falling to Soderling in the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, then upset by No. 101 Mardy Fish in the second round at Miami, and to No. 33 Philpp Kohlschreiber in the second round at Monte Carlo to drop to No. 5 in the world. Made the Wimbledon semifinals for a second straight year, where he was bounced in straight sets by eventual champion Nadal. Won the Rogers Cup for a second straight year in impressive fashion, beating Nadal in the semifinals and Federer in the final. Fell in the third round at the US Open, then bounced back to win the Masters 1000 Shanghai. Reached the semifinals at the Barclays where he was beaten by Nadal. Recaptured his elite edge in 2011 with five titles, a 56-13 record and ended the year ranked No. 3 in the world. Reached the finals of the Australian Open to start the year, his second straight appearance, but lost to Djokovic. Made the semifinals at Roland Garros, his best effort ever there, losing to Nadal in straights sets. Won his first title of the year by defending at Queen's Club over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Reached the semifinals at London for a third straight year, but lost to Nadal in four sets. Won Cincinnati over Djokovic, by then No. 1, and lost in four to Nadal at the US Open semifinals. Got red-hot down the stretch, winning Bangkok without losing a set, Tokyo (over Nadal) and Shanghai (over David Ferrer) in consecutive weeks to climb to No. 3. Achieved what every subject of the UK had been waiting 76 years for, becoming the first from that nation to win a Grand Slam since 1936. Won three titles overall, $5.7m in prize money and went 56-16. Won Brisbane to start the year, but missed a third straight Australian Open final when he blew a 2-1 sets lead and lost to Djokovic in five in the semifinals. Reached his first Wimbledon final and took the first set off Federer, then lost in four. Gained a measure of revenge a month later at the London Summer Olympics, knocking off Djokovic in the semifinals and Federer in the final for the gold medal. A month after that, grabbed the US Open title by outlasting Djokovic 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, his first Grand Slam title, propelling him back to No. 3 in the world.
Grand Slam Singles Titles (2):
US Open - 2012 Wimbledon - 2013
Year-End Singles Rankings:
2012: 3 2011: 4 2010: 4 2009: 4 2008: 4 2007: 11 2006: 17 2005: 64 2004: 411
Off the Court
Is the son of Judy, a former Scottish national coach, and William, a retail area manager. Older brother Jamie also plays tennis, and the two have played doubles together frequently. Is a passionate fan of soccer as well, and played both sports growing up, eventually picking tennis despite interest from his local team (Glasgow Rangers) on the pitch. Is currently coached by former pro Ivan Lendl.
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