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Andy Murray is a renowned professional tennis player whose career formally began at the age of eleven. The star developed a strong interest in tennis after his mother encouraged him to give the sports a try and also took him to a local court for training.
Born with a bipartite patella, a condition in which the kneecap stays as two separate bones instead of joining together, the tennis star has successfully won many awards for himself despite his career being plagued by this rare condition.
Andy came to know about this life-term distortion at the age of 16 but then he decided to carry on. On several occasions, he has been seen holding his knees in pains. He has also pulled out of several competitions as a result of this condition.
Regardless of this challenge, he has successfully carved a niche for himself as the face of British tennis. In fact, his career seems to have placed his family in the spotlight. As of April 2018, Murray is ranked No. 39 in men’s singles. He is also the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, a two-time Olympic champion, a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner and Davis Cup champion.
The court star holds the record as the first British player to have defeated in the 2012 US Open final since 1977 and the first British player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament since 1936. Andy stands out as the first British man to walk home as the winner of the Wimbledon singles title more than once ever since Fred Perry set the record in 1935.
Andy Murray’s Biography
The professional tennis player was born on May 15, 1987, in Glasgow, Scotland, in the United Kingdom. He was raised in Dunblane, where he attended the prestigious Dunblane Primary School. He later proceeded to the Dunblane high school, where he completed his high school education.
The Olympic gold winner is a recipient of freedom of Stirling which was awarded to him in 2014. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his services in tennis from the University of Stirling.
His Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
It is very safe to say that Andy Murray is truly enjoying an incredible and robust career. Having carved a niche for himself as the greatest tennis player in the history of Britain, he has some accomplishments ahead of him.
Andy makes his money from several sources including from endorsements of mega sports brands like Nike and the rest. The two-time Wimbledon winner is worth $100 million. According to authoritative sites, he earns between $10 million and $15 million annually, of which roughly $5 million of this figure comes from his victories on the tennis court.
Murray is the owner of Cromlix House hotel near Dunblane, which he bought in February 2013. It was at this hotel that his elder brother Jamie celebrated his wedding in 2010.
His Family – Mother, Father, and Brothers
Andy Murray’s parents are Judy Murray born Judith Mary Erskine on September 8, 1959, in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Judy is a veteran tennis coach while her husband William Murray born in Dunblane, is the regional manager of RS McColl, a Scottish newsagent chain.
The couple got married in 1980 but officially divorced in March 2005 after separating for nine years. Though the former sweethearts are no longer an item, their sons’ tennis careers keeps bringing them together.
Judy and Williams had their first major reunion in 2013 after Andy won his first Wimbledon victory. The two were severally spotted embracing each other warmly at the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball.
Despite Murray’s parents’ divorce, the two remain influential in his life and that of his brother. Andy and his brother stayed with their father after he separated from their mother. Unlike her former husband, Judy is always in the spotlight, leading people to believe that William was an absent father.
William Murray is currently having a wonderful moment with his long-term partner, Sam Watson. He proposed to Watson on December 24, 2014, during a walk along a beach. The pair dated for 10 years before they decided to take their relationship to another level.
Andy and his brother were present during their dad’s formal celebration of his engagement with Sam at their home in Dunblane, Perthshire.
Speaking of his brother, Murray has an elder brother called Jamie Murray. Born on February 13, 1986, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Jamie is a professional tennis player. He is proudly a Davis Cup champion and a five-time Grand Slam doubles winner.
A former doubles world No. 1 and currently No. 14 doubles player, Andy’s elder brother is married to Alejandra Gutiérrez. The pair tied the knot on 28 October 2010 in Cromlix House near Dunblane, after dating for one year.
Andy Murray’s Wife, and Daughter
Murray is married to his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears. Best described as his vital support system, Sears has been there for her husband for over a decade, watching virtually all his games.
The tennis star and his sweetheart met in 2005 at the US Open. Kim’s dad, Nigel Sears, introduced his daughter (she was 17 at the time) to Murray, who was 18-years-old then.
Nigel, who was the head of the Women’s Tennis Association at the time, got to know about the pair’s relationship when Andy publicly kissed Kim in 2006 after he won his first tournament.
Shortly after the tennis star indirectly showed off his then-girlfriend at the competition arena, the two separated. They, however, reconciled after some time and have remained inseparable ever since.
Kim and Murray got married on April 11, 2015, at Dunblane Cathedral. Their first child, a baby girl named Sophia Murray, arrived in February 2016 while their second child, a baby girl too, was born on November 8, 2017. Her name is yet to be revealed to the public.
Murray’s wife, Kim, was born on December 10, 1987, in Balcombe, in the United Kingdom. She graduated from Sussex University, a public university in Brighton, England. She was admitted into the prestigious institution after scooping A-grades in art, drama, and music in her A-levels. She is the sister of Lieutenant Scott Sears of the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles. In 2017, Scott became the youngest voyager to get to the South Pole unaided following a five-week exhausting trek.
Andy Murray currently resides in Surrey (an English non-metropolitan county) together with his wife, pretty daughters, and two dogs.
Height – How Tall Is He?
Andy Murray is one tennis player who works very hard to stay fit as well as measure up with the recent advances in fitness levels. Actually, this super tennis player has height on his side and this, no doubt, has helped in shaping his career and also earning him victories on the tennis court.
Tennis star Andy Murray has an athletic body that is simply stunning. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches, which translates to 1.91 meters or 190.50 in centimeters. His weight is put at 84kg or 185lb while his body measurements are Chest: 40 Inches, Waist: 30 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches.
The renowned tennis player is also blessed with a set of blue eyes and brown hair. Murray’s shoe size is 12.5 (US).