Jamie Murray facts for kids
Jamie Murray at 2018 Washington Open
|Country|| Great Britain
|Residence||Wimbledon, England, UK|
|Born||13 February 1986
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 834 (22 May 2006)|
|Career record||450–317 (58.67% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (4 April 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 21 (31 May 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2016)|
|French Open||QF (2017, 2020)|
|US Open||W (2016)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2008, 2020)|
|Career record||57–27 (67.86%)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2020)|
|French Open||SF (2011)|
|Wimbledon||W (2007, 2017)|
|US Open||W (2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Other Mixed Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Davis Cup||W (2015)|
|Last updated on: 10 March 2021.|
Jamie Robert Murray, OBE (born 13 February 1986) is a British professional tennis player from Scotland. He is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner and a Davis Cup champion and a former doubles world No. 1. Murray is the elder brother of Britain's former world No. 1 singles tennis player, Andy Murray.
He has won seven Grand Slam titles: in mixed doubles at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, with Jelena Janković, the 2017 Wimbledon Championships and 2017 US Open, with Martina Hingis, and the 2018 and 2019 US Open, with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and in men's doubles at the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open with Bruno Soares.
Murray had an early career partnership with Eric Butorac, winning three titles in 2007. His following seven ATP finals came with six different partners. In 2013, he began a new partnership with John Peers, winning six ATP tournaments, and reaching two Grand Slam men's doubles finals. After the partnership split up, Murray joined with Bruno Soares for the 2016 Tour, the new pair enjoying almost immediate success after winning only their second ATP tournament playing together. The pair went on to win the 2016 Australian and US Opens, and Murray reached the world no. 1 doubles ranking.
Murray was in the Great Britain team that won the Davis Cup in 2015, the nation's first success in the tournament for 79 years. With his brother Andy, he won the doubles matches in Britain's quarter-final, semi-final and final victories. The Davis Cup team was awarded the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.
Brad Gilbert, who coached Andy Murray, gave Jamie the name 'Stretch' because of his 6-foot-3-inch height and long arms.
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