Andy Murray facts for kids
Murray was born in Glasgow, and his brother is tennis player Jamie Murray.
As a junior, Murray won the US Open and reached the semi finals of the French Open. Murray turned professional in 2005.
Murray was given a Wild Card to Wimbledon and the US Open in 2005, where he lost in the third round to David Nalbandian at Wimbledon; and in the second round at the US Open. Murray claimed his first title in 2006 at the SAP Open as he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the final. He has appeared in 11 Grand Slam finals, winning three. The first time was in the 2008 US Open. The second time was in the 2010 Australian Open. Both times he lost to Roger Federer. The third time was in the 2011 Australian Open, when he lost to Novak Djokovic. The fourth time was in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, when he lost to Roger Federer again. Murray won a gold medal in the singles of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, beating Federer in straight sets. Murray won the US Open singles later in 2012, defeating Novak Djokovic. In 2013, Murray won the Wimbledon singles, beating Djokovic 6–4, 7–5, 6–4. In 2016, he won the Wimbledon singles again, beating Milos Raonic 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2) in the final. In August 2016, he won the gold medal in the singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Grand Slam record
|Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|2005||Did Not Play||Did Not Play||Round 3||Round 2|
|2006||Round 1||Round 1||Round 4||Round 4|
|2007||Round 4||Did Not Play||Did Not Play||Round 3|
|2008||Round 1||Round 3||Quarter-Final||Final|
|2009||Round 4||Quarter-final||Semi-Final||Round 4|
|2010||Final||Round 4||Semi-Final||Round 3|
|2013||Final||Did Not Play||Winner||Quarter-Final|
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