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Andy Murray is a Grand Slam champion professional tennis player winning the 2012 US Open Men's Singles Championship. It was the first Grand Slam title for Murray as well as the first Grand Slam for Great Britain in over 75 years. One month prior, at the 2012 London Olympics, Murray defied the odds and defeated world number one Roger Federer to claim the Gold Medal for his home country. In the same Olympiad, Murray teamed with countrywoman Laura Robson to win the 2012 Olympic Silver Medal in mixed doubles.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Andy Murray has been playing tennis since he was two years old. Initially fueled by sibling competition, Andy and his older brother Jamie dominated the junior tournaments from a young age. With Jamie ranked as high as #2 on the junior circuit, the younger sibling finally beat his older brother when he was just 11 years old. Murray turned professional after winning the 2004 Junior US Open and played for his country's Davis Cup team later that month.
Since turning pro, Murray has continued to grow into one of the world's top tennis players. Peaking at #2 in the world in August of 2009, he became the highest-ranked British male player since the legendary Fred Perry.
- Turned Pro: 2005
- Career Titles: 24
- 2012 US Open Men's Singles Champion
- Highest Career Ranking: #2
- Grand Slam Finals: 5 (2 US Open, 2 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon)
- 2012 Olympic Singles Gold Medalist; Mixed Doubles Silver Medalist
- 8th all time leader in career earnings