Who Is Andy Murray?
Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE (born May 15, 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) placed him No. 1 in the world for 41 weeks, and he concluded the year as No. 1 in 2016.
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Murray has three Grand Slam singles victories, two at Wimbledon (2013 and 2016) and one at the US Open (2012), as well as eleven major final appearances. From July 2008 to October 2017, Murray was rated in the top 10 for all but one month, and he was no lower than world No. 4 in eight of the nine year-end rankings. Murray has 46 ATP singles victories to his name, including 14 Masters 1000 titles.
Originally coached by his mother Judy alongside his older brother Jamie, Murray moved to Barcelona at age 15 to train at the Sánchez-Casal Academy. He began his professional career around the time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal established themselves as the two dominant players in men’s tennis.
Murray had immediate success on the ATP Tour, making his top 10 debut in 2007 at age 19. By 2010, Murray and Novak Djokovic had separated themselves from the rest of men’s tennis, joining Federer and Nadal in the Big Four, the group of players who dominated men’s tennis during the 2010s. Murray initially struggled against the rest of the Big Four, losing his first four major finals (three to Federer and one to Djokovic).
Andy Murray Retirement
Andy Murray Retirement: He has not announced any plans to retire. Andy has not yet declared his retirement to the general public. However, it is possible that he will retire shortly. Andy has taken two retirements. He retired in 2013, and then again in 2019.
Murray retired on his 26th birthday in 2013 owing to a hip injury sustained during his second-round match against Marcel Granollers.
He said, “As it is, I’d be very surprised if I was playing in Paris. I need to make a plan as to what I do. I’ll chat with the guys tonight and make a plan for the next few days then decide on Paris after the next five days.”
After a four-week break due to injury, Murray made his comeback at the 2013 Aegon Championships, where he was the top seed.
On 11 January 2019, at a press conference just before the 2019 Australian Open, an emotional Murray announced that he could retire from professional tennis due to struggling physically for a “long time”, particularly with his hip injury.
Currently, Andy is still an active tennis player. There is no information about his retirement yet.