Andy Murray, is the 2012 US Open Champion, 2012 and 2016 reigning Olympic Singles Champion, the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon Champion and was a member of the victorious Great Britain Davis Cup squad in 2015.
From winning his first tennis tournament as an under-10 junior at the Dunblane Sports Club to his first junior major at the US Open it became apparent Andy Murray was destined for the top.
After turning pro in 2005, Murray won his first ATP title in San Jose, a year later. Fast forward two years and seven more tour titles, Murray reached his first grand slam final, the 2008 US Open. However in 2012, having lost in three subsequent grand slam final appearances, he became the US Open Champion, hot on the heels of an illustrious Gold Medal victory at Wimbledon during the London 2012 Olympics.
Murray then ended years of British heartbreak on the same turf just a year later by becoming the first British male in 77 years to win the highly coveted Wimbledon Championships in London in July 2013 and then repeated that feat, capturing his second Wimbledon title in 2016.
Currently with 46 career titles, Andy Murray is Great Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open era, the first Briton to reach 500 ATP match wins and his maiden grand slam title ended Great Britain’s 76-year wait for a male grand slam champion. He is also the first ever British world number one in the Open era.
Off court, Murray is known for his stance on gender equality. His choice of Amelie Mauresmo as a coach in 2014 was deemed ground-breaking by the sports' community and Murray regularly speaks up for equal pay for women in tennis. Murray also uses his platform to promote charitable causes close to his heart – he is an ambassador for WWF and Unicef and in 2016 and 2017 hosted his own tennis events, Andy Murray Live, raising £1million for charity in the process.
Murray’s business interests are also well known. The Wimbledon champion bought a hotel in 2013 close to where he grew up in Scotland, which is now a leading luxury destination in the UK. Murray crowdfunds in start-up and small businesses and has most recently launched his own tennis apparel line, AMC with luxury sportswear brand Castore, and a nutritional supplement, TRR Advanced Collagen. In 2017, he set up his own talent management agency, 77 Sports Management, which mentors up and coming sportsmen and women – to date the agency has eight athletes signed to its books from the worlds of athletics, football and tennis.
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