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Andy Murray Tennis profile - News, Photos, Biography


Andy Murray eliminated defending champion Roger Federer from the season-ending Masters Cup today after recording a thrilling 4-6 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 win in Shanghai.
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Tennis player, Andy Murray was born on 15 May 1987 in Dunblane. His mother is Scottish tennis coach Judy Murray.
Andy Murray started playing tennis aged three and turned pro in 2005.
Murray's first major breakthrough was when he won U-12s Orange Bowl world championships, Florida in 1999. Murray also won his Junior Wimbledon debut in 2002.
In September 2004 Andrew Murray won the junior men's singles title at the US Open and went on to become the 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
In 2005 Andy Murray became Britain's youngest Davis Cup player when he played against Israel.

On 20 June 2005 Andrew Murray was ranked 312. A couple of days later, however, Andy Murray defeated 14th seed Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-4 6-4 at Wimbledon on the same day that Tim Henman suffered his shock exit from Wimbledon.
In the next round Murray led former finalist David Nalbandian by two sets to love before eventually being beaten.
Immediately pundits were writing Henman off and heralding Murray as the new king of British tennis.

After Wimbledon 2005, Andy Murray rose 99 places to 213th in the ATP rankings, making him the sixth highest-placed Briton. It was the start of a phenomenal rise up the rankings.

In February 2006 Murray beat Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 6-1 7-6 in the final of the SAP Open in San Jose. He had already beaten Andy Roddick in the semi-finals. With the win, Andy Murray, at the age of 18 years and 9 months became the fourth youngest tennis player to win an ATP Open - ahead of Federer and only older than Hewitt, Borg and Nadal. The result propelled his world ranking to 47th.

Andy Murray celebrated by leaping into the crowd and kissing girlfriend Kim Sears.
In an interview with BBC Sport, Andy Murray said:
"I'm not really too sure what I love about tennis - I just enjoy winning."

Andrew Murray's hero is Muhammad Ali.
August 2006 proved a turning-point for Andy Murray. He reached another APT Tour final - the Legg Mason Classic - although he eventually lost to Arnaud Clement; he hired the highly rated Brad Gilbert as a coach; and Murray gained a second and third career win over Tim Henman (beating him at the Toronto Masters and Cincinnati Masters).

It got even better for Andy Murray at Cincinnati when he beat the peerless Roger Federer 7-5 6-4. Federer had not lost in straight sets for 194 matches!

2007 started well for Andy Murray when he reached the final of the Qatar Open and gained a career-high world ranking of 15th.

2007 continued well for Andy Murray when he beat Ivo Karlovic to retain his SAP Open title in San Jose.

In April 2007 it was confirmed that Andy Murray was officially a top 10 player after his rival for tenth place, Tommy Haas, failed to reach the US Clay Court Championships semi-finals.

In October 2007, Andy Murray won the St. Petersburg Open to take his third career title.

Andy Murray started 2008 in fine fashion, taking the fourth and fifth titles of his career by winning the Qatar Open in January and the Open 13 in February.

Further signs of Andy Murray's quality came when he beat Roger Federer at the Dubai Championship in March 2008. It was Murray's second straight victory over Federer having defeated him, as mentioned above, in Cincinnati.

In 2008, Andy Murray released an autobiography, Hitting Back.

In July 2008 in Wimbledon, Andy Murray reached his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final but was decisively beaten by Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

In August 2008, Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Series Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was Murray's first Masters Series title and he climbed to number six in the world rankings.

In 2008, Andy Murray released his autobiography Hitting Back.

In September 2008 Andy Murray beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final.

Murray then went one better by beating Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to earn a place in the final against Roger Federer.

In the final of the US Open final, however Federer beat Murray in straight sets thereby thwarting, at least temporarily, his chances of becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win one of the four major singles titles.

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