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Andrew "Andy" Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish tennis player. He has been ranked as the number one British tennis player since 2006. Since 7 November 2016 he is number 1 in the world rankings.

Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion and Davis Cup champion.

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

This table shows Murray's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.

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
2011 Final Semi-final Semi-Final Semi-final
2012 Semi-Final Quarter-Final Final Winner
2013 Final Did Not Play Winner Quarter-Final
2014 Quarter-Final Semi-final Quarter-Final Quarter-Final
2015 Final Semi-final Semi-final Round 4
2016 Final Final Winner Quarter-Final

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