374 Facts About Andy Murray


Sir Andrew Barron Murray was born on 15 May 1987 and is a British professional tennis player.


Andy Murray was ranked world No 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 41 weeks, and finished as the year-end No 1 in 2016.


Andy Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two at Wimbledon and one at the US Open, and has reached eleven major finals.


Andy Murray was ranked in the top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 through October 2017, and was no lower than world No 4 in eight of the nine year-end rankings during that span.


Andy Murray has won 46 ATP singles titles, including 14 Masters 1000 events.


Originally coached by his mother Judy alongside his older brother Jamie, Andy Murray moved to Barcelona at age 15 to train at the Sanchez-Casal Academy.


Andy Murray began his professional career around the time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal established themselves as the two dominant players in men's tennis.


Andy Murray had immediate success on the ATP Tour, making his top 10 debut in 2007 at age 19.


Andy Murray initially struggled against the rest of the Big Four, losing his first four major finals.


Andy Murray made his major breakthrough in 2012 by defeating Djokovic to win the US Open, becoming the first British major singles champion since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first male champion since Fred Perry in 1936.


From 2013 through 2016, Andy Murray reached another six major finals.


Andy Murray won two of these encounters, at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016.


Andy Murray defended his title at the 2016 Rio Olympics to become the only player, male or female, to win two Olympic gold medals in singles.


Andy Murray became world No 1 for the first time that season, and clinched the year-end No 1 ranking by winning his only Tour Finals title over Djokovic.


Andy Murray is an all-court player who excels in particular at defense, returning serve and constructing points.


Andy Murray is generally regarded as having one of the best and most consistent two-handed backhands on the ATP Tour.


Andy Murray is considered a national hero in Great Britain for reestablishing the country as a leading force in men's tennis for the first time since the early 20th century.


Andy Murray has been outspoken as a feminist, and became only the second top-10 player in the history of the ATP Tour to have a female coach when he hired Amelie Mauresmo.


Andy Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Judy Murray and William Murray.


Andy Murray's maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s.


Andy Murray is a supporter of Hibernian Football Club, one of the teams his grandfather represented, and Arsenal Football Club.


Andy Murray began playing tennis at the age of three when his mother Judy took him to play on the local courts.


Andy Murray played in his first competitive tournament at age five and by the time he was eight he was competing with adults in the Central District Tennis League.


Andy Murray's elder brother, Jamie, is a professional tennis player, playing on the doubles circuit, and became a multiple Grand Slam winner in the discipline.


Andy Murray grew up in Dunblane and attended Dunblane Primary School.


Andy Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is generally reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but in his autobiography Hitting Back he states that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton and his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.


Andy Murray believes the impact this had on him could be the reason behind his competitive spirit.


Andy Murray was born with a bipartite patella, a condition in which the kneecap remains as two separate bones instead of fusing together in early childhood, but was not diagnosed until the age of 16.


Andy Murray has been seen holding his knee due to the pain caused by the condition and has pulled out of events because of it.


Later that month Andy Murray was awarded freedom of Stirling and received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling in recognition of his services to tennis.


Andy Murray began dating Kim Sears, daughter of player-turned-coach Nigel Sears, in 2005.


Andy Murray identifies himself as a feminist, and has been repeatedly vocal in his support for women players and coaches.


Andy Murray is a vocal supporter of LGBT rights and supports same-sex marriage.


Andy Murray has invested in up to 30 UK businesses using Seedrs, a crowdfunding platform.


In January 2021, before his trip to Melbourne for the Australian Open, Andy Murray tested positive for COVID-19 and remained in quarantine and isolating at home, eventually missing the tournament.


In March 2021, Andy Murray decided to withdraw from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after his wife Kim Sears, gave birth to their fourth child.


In October 2021, Andy Murray travelled to California to compete in the Indian Wells Tennis Championships.


In 1999, at the age of 12, Andy Murray won his age group at the Orange Bowl, a prestigious event for junior players.


Andy Murray won it again at the age of 14, and is one of only nine tennis players to win the Junior Orange Bowl championship twice in its 70-year history, alongside the likes of Jimmy Connors, Jennifer Capriati and Monica Seles.


In July 2003, Andy Murray started out on the Challenger and Futures circuit.


Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the Edinburgh Futures event.


In July 2004, Andy Murray played a Challenger event in Nottingham, where he lost to future Grand Slam finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.


Andy Murray then went on to win Futures events in Xativa and Rome.


Andy Murray began 2005 ranked No 407, but when he was in South America in January, he hurt his back and had to take three months off.


Andy Murray then reached the semi-finals of the boys' French Open, where he lost in straight sets to Marin Cilic.


Andy Murray then experienced his first Masters event at Cincinnati, where he beat Taylor Dent, before losing in three sets to then-No 4, Marat Safin.


Andy Murray was again selected for the Davis Cup match against Switzerland.


Andy Murray was picked for the opening singles rubbers, losing in straight sets to Stanislas Wawrinka.


Andy Murray made his first ATP final at the Thailand Open where he faced No 1 Roger Federer.


Andy Murray beat Tim Henman in their first meeting, at the Basel Swiss Indoors in the first round, and eventually reached the quarter-finals.


Andy Murray completed the year ranked No 64 and was named the 2005 BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year.


The 2006 season saw Andy Murray compete on the full circuit for the first time and split with his coach Mark Petchey and team up with Brad Gilbert.


Andy Murray went on to claim the title defeating No 11 Lleyton Hewitt.


Andy Murray was now world No 42, Greg Rusedski No 43, and Tim Henman No 49.


Andy Murray suffered a straight sets defeat at the Australian Open, to Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round and to Gael Monfils at the French Open, in five sets.


Andy Murray played in Davis Cup ties against Serbia, Israel and Ukraine.


Andy Murray missed the opening singles matches before losing the doubles as Britain lost their tie against Serbia.


Against Ukraine, Andy Murray won both his singles rubbers, but lost the doubles, as Britain won the tie.


At the Masters, Andy Murray lost in the first round in Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome.


Andy Murray went out of the tournaments in Indian Wells and Hamburg in the second round.


Andy Murray reached his first Masters semi-final in Toronto at the Rogers Cup, losing to Richard Gasquet.


At Cincinnati, Andy Murray became only one of two players, alongside Rafael Nadal, to defeat Roger Federer in 2006, breaking the Swiss star's 55 match winning streak on hard courts.


Andy Murray lost two rounds later to Andy Roddick, but broke into the top 20 for the first time.


Andy Murray was a finalist at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.


Andy Murray reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, where he lost a five-set match against No 2, Rafael Nadal.


At the Masters tournaments, Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of Indian Wells and Miami.


At Rome and Cincinnati, Andy Murray exited in the first round whilst going out in the second in Canada.


Andy Murray reached the final of tournaments in Doha and Metz, finishing the season ranked 11th in the world.


In 2008, Andy Murray suffered a first round loss at the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and a third round loss at the French Open to Nicolas Almagro.


Andy Murray then made his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon before making his first final at the US Open.


At the Beijing Olympics, Andy Murray suffered one of the worst defeats of his career, losing his first round singles match to No 77 Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan in straight sets.


Andy Murray added another shield to his collection in Madrid; before losing in the quarter-finals of Paris.


Andy Murray played well in defeating an injured Federer but lost to Davydenko in the semi-finals.


At the Australian Open, Andy Murray made it to the fourth round, losing to Fernando Verdasco.


Andy Murray won his eleventh career title in Rotterdam, defeating No 1, Nadal in three sets.


Andy Murray next went to Dubai but withdrew before the quarter-finals with a re-occurrence of a virus that had affected him at the Australian Open.


Andy Murray then lost in the finals to Nadal at Indian Wells, but won a week later in Miami over Djokovic for another masters title.


Andy Murray was upset in round two of the Rome Masters by qualifier Juan Monaco, and he reached the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters, losing to Juan Martin del Potro.


Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, but was defeated by Fernando Gonzalez in four sets.


Andy Murray won a title for the first time on grass at Queen's and became the first British winner of the tournament since 1938.


Andy Murray returned to action in Montreal, defeating del Potro in three sets to take the title.


Andy Murray followed the Masters win playing at the Cincinnati Masters, where he lost to Federer.


Andy Murray won both his singles matches, and lost at doubles in the Davis Cup against Poland, but then missed six weeks with a wrist injury.


At the Australian Open Andy Murray beat Nadal and Cilic before losing in the final to Roger Federer.


At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals, losing to Robin Soderling in straight sets.


Andy Murray next played at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open, but lost his first match of the tournament to Mardy Fish, afterwards saying that his mind hadn't been fully on tennis.


At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Andy Murray suffered another first match loss, this time to Philipp Kohlschreiber.


Andy Murray entered the doubles competition with Ross Hutchins; the duo lost to the Bryan Brothers on a champions tie-breaker.


Andy Murray reached the third round in the Rome Masters, and the quarter-finals at the Madrid Masters, losing both times to David Ferrer.


In London, Andy Murray progressed to the third round, where he faced Mardy Fish.


At Wimbledon, Andy Murray progressed to the semi-finals, losing to Nadal in straight sets.


In Canada, Andy Murray became the first player since Andre Agassi in 1995 to defend the Canadian Masters.


Andy Murray defeated Nadal and then Federer in straight sets, ending his eight-month title drought.


Andy Murray said after the match that he had considered retiring.


Andy Murray lost the second set, but forced a final-set tie-breaker, before Fish won.


Andy Murray then won the Shanghai Rolex Masters dismissing Roger Federer in straight sets.


Andy Murray did not drop a single set throughout the event.


Andy Murray returned to Spain to defend his title at the Valencia Open 500 but lost in the second round to Juan Monaco.


However, in doubles, Andy Murray partnered his brother Jamie Andy Murray to the final, where they defeated Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi.


Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals at the BNP Paribas Masters losing to Gael Monfils in three sets.


Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the doubles tournament with his brother Jamie.


Andy Murray lost to qualifiers in the first rounds at the Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami, after which he split with coach Alex Corretja.


Andy Murray returned to form at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, but lost to Nadal in the semi-finals.


Andy Murray sustained an elbow injury before the match and subsequently withdrew from the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell due to the injury.


Andy Murray lost in the third round at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, but made it to the semi-finals of the Rome Masters, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.


At the French Open, Andy Murray won two tough early matches, before losing in his first semi-final at Roland Garros, against Rafael Nadal.


Andy Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win his second Queen's Club title.


At Wimbledon, Andy Murray lost in the semi-final to Nadal, despite taking the first set.


At the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Luxembourg, Andy Murray led the British team to victory.


Andy Murray was the two-time defending 2011 Rogers Cup champion, but lost in the second round to South African Kevin Anderson.


At the 2011 US Open, Andy Murray battled from two sets down to win a five-set second-round encounter with Robin Haase, but lost in the semi-finals to Rafael Nadal in four sets.


Andy Murray easily won the small 250-class Thailand Open, and the following week he won his third title in four tournaments at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.


Andy Murray then won the doubles with his brother Jamie Andy Murray, becoming the first person in the 2011 season to capture both singles and doubles titles at the same tournament.


At the ATP World Tour Finals, Andy Murray lost to David Ferrer in straight sets and withdrew from the tournament after the loss with a groin pull.


Andy Murray overcame a slow start in his first two matches to win his 22nd title by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final.


At the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Andy Murray defeated Djokovic in the semi-finals, but lost in the final to Roger Federer.


Andy Murray then had quarter-final losses at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open, and a third round loss at the Italian Open.


Andy Murray battled back spasms throughout the French Open, and in the quarter-finals, he was beaten by David Ferrer.


Andy Murray lost in the opening round of the Queen's Club Championships to No 65 Nicolas Mahut.


At Wimbledon, Andy Murray set the then record for the latest finish at the championships when he completed a four-set victory over Marcos Baghdatis at 23:02 BST, which was eclipsed by the 2018 Wimbledon men's singles semi-finals which saw play being completed at 23:03 BST.


Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final in four sets to become the first male British player to reach the final of Wimbledon since Bunny Austin in 1938.


Andy Murray returned to Wimbledon within weeks, this time to compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympics in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.


Andy Murray partnered his brother Jamie Murray in doubles and suffered a first-round exit to Austria in three sets.


In singles, Andy Murray lost only one set on his way to the finals where he met Federer, defeating him in straight sets, for the loss of just 7 games.


Andy Murray retired early in the Rogers Cup due to a knee injury, and was beaten by unseeded Jeremy Chardy at the Cincinnati Masters in straight sets.


Andy Murray next competed in the final major of the season at the US Open.


Andy Murray cruised through his opening two rounds in straight sets against Alex Bogomolov and Ivan Dodig, before facing a tough four-set battle with Feliciano Lopez, where Murray had to win three tie-breakers.


Andy Murray defeated Djokovic in five sets, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam final since Fred Perry in 1936, and the first Scottish-born player to win a Grand Slam final since Harold Mahony in 1896.


Andy Murray was beaten by Milos Raonic in a close three-set match.


Andy Murray was defending champion in the doubles with his brother Jamie.


Andy Murray next faced Roger Federer in the semi-finals, whom he defeated in straight sets to set up a second consecutive final against Djokovic, and his third consecutive Shanghai final.


When Nadal pulled out of both the Paris Masters and the year-end championships, Andy Murray finished the year at No 3, after four years at No 4.


At the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray found himself voted third overall, ahead of Mo Farah.


Andy Murray won the World Breakthrough of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.


Andy Murray was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to tennis.


Andy Murray began his 2013 season by retaining his Brisbane International title, defeating Grigor Dimitrov in the final in straight sets.


Andy Murray followed this up with straight set victories over Joao Sousa, practice partner Ricardas Berankis and French No 14 seed Gilles Simon.


At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Andy Murray lost at the quarter-final stage to Juan Martin del Potro in three sets.


At the Miami Masters, Andy Murray made it through his first four matches without dropping a set, and after overcoming Richard Gasquet in the semi-finals, faced David Ferrer in the final.


Andy Murray briefly fell back to No 3, following a third round defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka in Monte-Carlo, but reclaimed the No 2 ranking as a result of Federer failing to defend his title at the Mutua Madrid Open.


Later, Andy Murray lost at the quarter-final stage to Tomas Berdych in straight sets.


At the Rome Masters, Andy Murray retired due to a hip injury during his second round match against Marcel Granollers on his 26th birthday.


Andy Murray had just battled back to tie the match at one set all after winning the second set on a tiebreak.


Andy Murray came from behind again to beat Cilic in three sets to claim his third title at Queen's Club.


However, Andy Murray managed to up his level of play, and won the next three sets, making it through to his second consecutive Wimbledon final, and third consecutive major final against Novak Djokovic.


At the US Open, Andy Murray entered a Grand Slam tournament as defending champion for the first time and started strongly with a straight sets win against Michael Llodra.


Andy Murray then sealed Britain's return to the World Group by defeating Dodig in straight sets.


Andy Murray started his season at the Qatar Open in Doha.


Andy Murray then played a warm-up match at the 2014 AAMI Classic in Kooyong against No 43 Lleyton Hewitt, losing in two close tiebreaks.


Andy Murray next headed to Melbourne for the 2014 Australian Open, where he drew the No 112, Go Soeda of Japan.


Andy Murray next went on to defeat Vincent Millot and Feliciano Lopez respectively in straight sets.


Andy Murray next headed to the United States to compete in the Davis Cup World Group first round with Great Britain, who went into the tie as outsiders.


Andy Murray won both of his ties against Donald Young and Sam Querrey respectively, helping Britain to their first Davis Cup quarter-final since 1986.


Andy Murray's following competition, the Mexican Open in Acapulco, ended in a semi-final defeat by Grigor Dimitrov in a thrilling three-setter that required two tiebreakers to decide the final two sets.


At Indian Wells, Andy Murray struggled in his first two matches against Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely respectively, overcoming both in close three-set encounters to set up a fourth round clash with Canadian Milos Raonic, which he lost in three sets.


Andy Murray offered to play with 2012 Wimbledon Doubles champion Jonathan Marray, because Marray was unable to convince anyone to join him on court.


At the 2014 Miami Masters, Andy Murray defeated Matthew Ebden, Feliciano Lopez and Jo Wilfried Tsonga but lost to Djokovic in the quarter-finals.


Andy Murray had only beaten one top ten player on clay, Nikolay Davydenko, back in 2009, and so in his final singles match, was stunned by Fabio Fognini in straight sets, which took Great Britain to the deciding final rubber.


Andy Murray next competed at the Madrid Open and following his opening win, over Nicolas Almagro, he dedicated the victory to former player Elena Baltacha.


Andy Murray then lost to qualifier Santiago Giraldo in the following round.


Andy Murray then reached the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters where he lost to No 1 Rafael Nadal in a tight match in which he had been up a break in the final set.


Andy Murray followed this up with a straight sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then recorded a five set victory over Frenchman Gael Monfils in the quarter-final, which saw Murray rise to No 5 and equal his best ever French Open by reaching the semi-finals.


Andy Murray began his title defence with straight sets wins over David Goffin and Blaz Rola, defeating the latter for the loss of just two games.


Andy Murray continued his good form, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut and Kevin Anderson, the 27th and 20th seeds, again in straight sets to reach his seventh consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final.


Andy Murray reached back-to-back quarter-finals at the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters, losing to eventual champions Jo Wilfried Tsonga, after being a break up in the decider, and Roger Federer, after being two breaks up in the second set, respectively.


Andy Murray made it to the quarter-finals of the 2014 US Open, losing to Novak Djokovic, after earning his first top ten win of the year in the previous round against Jo Wilfried Tsonga.


Andy Murray took a wildcard into the inaugural Shenzhen Open in China, entering as the number 2 seed.


Victories over Somdev Devvarman, Lukas Lacko and Juan Monaco saw Andy Murray reach his first final of the season, breaking a drought of 14 months following his title at Wimbledon.


Andy Murray then took his good form into Beijing, where he reached the semi-finals before losing to Djokovic in straight sets, however he lost in the third round at the Shanghai Masters to David Ferrer despite being a set up.


Andy Murray reached the final, where he faced Ferrer, and triumphed in three sets for his second title of the season, and the 30th of his career.


Andy Murray defeated Ferrer again in the semi-finals of the Valencia Open to move into his third final in five weeks, and further strengthen his bid for a place at the season finale in London.


Andy Murray then went on to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters, where he was eliminated by Djokovic in what was his 23rd match in the space of only 37 days.


At the ATP World Tour Finals, Andy Murray lost his opening round robin match to Kei Nishikori but won his second match against Milos Raonic.


Andy Murray took part in the first three matches of the tournament which were all played in Manila.


Andy Murray began his year by winning an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi.


Andy Murray then played the Hopman Cup with Heather Watson and, despite winning all his singles matches in straight sets, they finished second in their group behind Poland.


Andy Murray won his opening three matches in straight sets before defeating 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarter-final.


Wins over Nick Kyrgios and Tomas Berdych followed as Andy Murray reached his fourth final at the tournament and the eighth grand slam final of his career.


Andy Murray lost the final to Novak Djokovic in four sets, however his run to the final saw his return to the top four in the world rankings for the first time in 12 months.


Andy Murray next participated in the Rotterdam Open as the top seed, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Gilles Simon who ended a 12 match losing streak against Andy Murray.


Andy Murray then played in the Dubai Championships but suffered another quarter-final defeat to 18-year-old Borna Coric and as a result, Andy Murray slipped to No 5 behind Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.


Andy Murray then reached the semi-finals of the 2015 Indian Wells, overtaking Tim Henman's record of 496 career wins to have the most career wins for a British man in the Open Era.


Andy Murray then reached the final of the 2015 Miami Open, recording his 500th career win along the way to become the first British player to have 500 or more wins in the Open Era.


Andy Murray went on to lose the final to Djokovic, this time in three sets.


Andy Murray won his first ATP clay court title at the 2015 BMW Open.


Andy Murray defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber in three close sets to become the first Briton since Buster Mottram in 1976 to win a tour level clay court event.


Andy Murray continued his winning streak at the Italian Open, beating Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in his opening match, but then withdrew due to fatigue after having played nine matches in the space of 10 days.


Andy Murray then reached his third semi-final at the French Open, but lost to Djokovic in five sets after threatening a comeback from two sets to love down, ending his 15 match winning streak on clay.


At the third grand slam of the year, the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, Andy Murray dropped only two sets on his way to setting up a semi-final clash with Roger Federer.


Andy Murray lost to the Swiss veteran in straight sets, gaining only one break point in the entire match.


Andy Murray then faced Simon in the fourth rubber and after initially being a set and a break down, he suddenly found his form again towards the end of the second set and eventually won in four sets, winning 12 of the last 15 games in the process.


Andy Murray next participated at the Citi Open, as the top seed and favourite to win the tournament.


Andy Murray bounced back from this defeat by winning the Montreal Masters Rogers Cup, defeating Tsonga and Nishikori in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.


Andy Murray then prevailed in the final against Djokovic in three sets.


At the US Open, Andy Murray beat Nick Kyrgios in four sets before beating Adrian Mannarino in five sets after being two sets down, equaling Federer for winning eight matches from two sets to love down.


Andy Murray then beat Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets but suffered a defeat in the fourth round to Kevin Anderson in four sets.


Andy Murray then lost the final to Djokovic again in straight sets.


Andy Murray went out in the round-robin stage, after defeating Ferrer and losing to Nadal and Wawrinka.


Andy Murray became only the third person since the current Davis Cup format was introduced to win all eight of his singles rubbers in a Davis Cup season, after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander.


Andy Murray began his 2016 season by playing in the Hopman Cup, pairing up with Heather Watson again.


Andy Murray played his first competitive tournament of 2016 at the Australian Open where he was aiming to win his first title there after four runner-up finishes.


Andy Murray went on to reach his fifth Australian Open final with victories over Alexander Zverev, Sam Groth, Joao Sousa, Bernard Tomic, David Ferrer and Milos Raonic, dropping four sets along the way.


Andy Murray became the second man in the Open Era to lose five Grand Slam finals at one event, and the only one not to have won the title.


Andy Murray then played at 2016 Davis Cup defeating Taro Daniel in straight sets and Kei Nishikori in five sets.


Andy Murray then competed at the first Masters 1000 of the year at the 2016 Indian Wells Masters.


Andy Murray defeated Marcel Granollers in the second round in straight sets but had an early loss to Federico Delbonis in the third round.


Andy Murray then played at the 2016 Miami Open as the 2nd seed.


Andy Murray defeated Denis Istomin in the second round in straight sets but had another early loss, to 26th seed Grigor Dimitrov, despite taking the first set.


Andy Murray began his clay court season at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters as the 2nd seed.


Andy Murray struggled in his second round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert but Andy Murray came through in 3 sets.


Andy Murray struggled again in his third round match against 16th seed Benoit Paire as Andy Murray was down a set and two breaks.


Paire served for the match in the third set but Andy Murray still came through in 3 sets.


Andy Murray then defeated 10th seed Milos Raonic in straight sets in the quarter-finals.


Andy Murray then played at the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open as the 2nd seed and the defending champion.


Andy Murray then proceeded to the semi-finals after defeating 16th seed Gilles Simon and 8th seed Tomas Berdych both in straight sets.


Shortly afterwards Mauresmo and Andy Murray issued a joint statement announcing that they had "mutually agreed" to end their coaching partnership.


Andy Murray regained his number two ranking after he won the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia for his 1st title of the season and 36th overall.


Andy Murray defeated Mikhail Kukushkin, Jeremy Chardy, 12th seed David Goffin, Lucas Pouille, and number 1 seed Djokovic all in straight sets.


Andy Murray then moved on to the French Open where he struggled in the opening rounds coming through two five-set matches against Stepanek and French wildcard Mathias Bourgue.


Andy Murray came through in straight sets against big servers Ivo Karlovic and John Isner to reach the quarter-finals where he beat home favourite Richard Gasquet in four sets to set up a semi-final clash against defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka.


Andy Murray defeated Wawrinka in four sets to become the first male British player since Bunny Austin in 1937, to reach a French Open final.


Andy Murray was unable to win his maiden French Open final, losing to Djokovic in four sets.


Andy Murray started his grass season at the 2016 Aegon Championships as the 1st seed and the defending champion.


Andy Murray defeated Nicolas Mahut in straight sets despite facing a set point in the first set and three set points in the second set.


Andy Murray then defeated his countryman Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.


Andy Murray then had three set wins over Kyle Edmund, another countryman, and No 5 seed Marin Cilic.


Andy Murray still managed to come back and win a record 5th Queen's Club Championships and it was his 2nd title in 2016.


Andy Murray then played at the third major of the year at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships as the 2nd seed.


Andy Murray had straight set wins over Liam Broady, Lu Yen-hsun, John Millman, and Nick Kyrgios in the first four rounds.


Andy Murray then defeated 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets in the quarter-final and 10th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach his third straight major final.


Andy Murray became the first player, male or female, to win two consecutive gold medals in the tennis singles events by defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the final, which lasted over four hours.


Andy Murray then entered the US Open and beat Lukas Rosol, Marcel Granollers, Paolo Lorenzi and Grigor Dimitrov in the first four rounds.


Andy Murray lost the opening rubber against Juan Martin del Potro in five sets.


Andy Murray then won the fourth rubber against Guido Pella in straight sets, though Great Britain eventually lost the tie.


Andy Murray then won the China Open for his fifth title of 2016 and 40th career tour title.


Andy Murray defeated Andreas Seppi, Andrey Kuznetsov, Kyle Edmund, David Ferrer, and Grigor Dimitrov all in straight sets.


Andy Murray then backed this up with a tournament win at the Shanghai Rolex Masters defeating Steve Johnson, Lucas Pouille, David Goffin, Gilles Simon, and Roberto Bautista Agut all in straight sets to capture his 13th masters title and 3rd title in Shanghai.


Andy Murray brought his win streak to 15 consecutive match wins by winning the Erste Bank Open for his seventh tour title of the 2016 season.


Andy Murray's tournament started slowly with three-set wins over Martin Klizan and Gilles Simon in the first two rounds.


However, a decisive win over John Isner in the quarter-final and a walkover due to David Ferrer's withdrawal with a leg injury saw Andy Murray reach the final.


Andy Murray entered the Paris Masters knowing that in the event of Djokovic not reaching the final, winning the title would be enough to see him crowned world No 1 for the first time.


Meanwhile, Djokovic lost to Marin Cilic, meaning that Andy Murray would replace Djokovic at the top of the rankings should he reach the final.


Andy Murray was due to face Milos Raonic in the semi-finals.


Andy Murray then defeated John Isner in the final in 3 sets to win his fourth consecutive tournament and first Paris Masters title.


In November 2016, Andy Murray reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time before winning against Novak Djokovic in two sets, thus reaching year-end No 1 and in doing so, becoming the first player to win a Grand Slam, the ATP World Tour Finals, the men's singles at the Olympic Games and a Masters 1000 title in the same calendar year.


Andy Murray was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to tennis and charity, making him the UK's youngest knight, at 29.


Andy Murray opened the season with a loss in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship to David Goffin, following which he won against Milos Raonic in the third-place play-off.


Andy Murray then reached the final of the Qatar Open, but lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets despite saving three championship points.


Andy Murray then competed in Barcelona where he was beaten by Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals.


Andy Murray continued to struggle in his next two tournaments, losing to Borna Coric in the third round of Madrid, and to Fabio Fognini in second round of Rome, where he was defending champion.


At the 2017 French Open, following tough four-set victories over Andrey Kuznetsov and Martin Klizan in the opening rounds, Andy Murray defeated Juan Martin del Potro and Karen Khachanov in straight sets.


Andy Murray dropped his first set of the tournament to Fabio Fognini but proceeded to the fourth round in four sets.


Andy Murray continued to the quarter-final with a straight set victory against Benoit Paire.


Andy Murray missed the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Masters due to his hip injury, which led to him losing his No 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal.


Andy Murray then withdrew from the Asian hard court swing and said it was "most likely" that he would not play in a professional tournament again in 2017.


Andy Murray returned to the court to play a charity match against Federer in Glasgow and expressed his hope to return to the tour in Brisbane.


Andy Murray withdrew from the Brisbane International and Australian Open due to hip injury.


Andy Murray added that hip surgery was an option but that the chances of a successful outcome were not as high.


In March, Andy Murray lost his British No 1 ranking for the first time since 2006, to Kyle Edmund.


Later that month, Andy Murray said he was making progress after several days of playing at the Mouratoglou Academy in Nice after posting pictures of himself practising against Aidan McHugh, a British junior player, on Instagram.


Andy Murray subsequently lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round in three sets.


Andy Murray was given a wildcard for the Eastbourne International, where he beat Stan Wawrinka in the first round before losing to Kyle Edmund in the second.


Andy Murray withdrew from Wimbledon with a "heavy heart" a day before the tournament, saying it was too soon to play five-set matches.


Andy Murray then entered the Washington Open, where he won his first round match against Mackenzie McDonald in three sets.


Andy Murray then faced Kyle Edmund, who had dealt him his last defeat at Eastbourne, overcoming him in three sets.


Andy Murray then withdrew from the tournament and the Canadian Open the following week to continue his recovery and to focus on the Cincinnati Masters for which he was awarded a wildcard.


Andy Murray eventually lost in the first round to France's Lucas Pouille in three sets.


Andy Murray made his grand slam return at the US Open where he defeated the Australian James Duckworth in four sets.


Andy Murray then withdrew from Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in Glasgow to continue his rehabilitation from his injury.


Andy Murray then faced Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals, but was defeated in straight sets.


Andy Murray had been due to play at the China Open the following week, but, after suffering a slight ankle problem, he decided to end his season early to ensure he would be fit for the following year.


Andy Murray travelled to Brisbane early in order to better prepare for the Brisbane International.


Andy Murray won his first round match against James Duckworth in straight sets but admitted post-match that he did not know how long he would be able to play top-class tennis.


Andy Murray was defeated in the next round by Daniil Medvedev, at that time ranked 16th in the world.


On 11 January 2019, at a press conference just before the 2019 Australian Open, an emotional Andy Murray announced that he could possibly retire from professional tennis due to struggling physically for a "long time", particularly with his hip injury.


Andy Murray said that he had been suffering with hip pain on a daily basis, and that it caused him to struggle with tasks like putting his shoes and socks on.


Andy Murray spoke of the possibility of a second hip surgery, but expressed doubt this would be a viable option to prolong his career, merely allowing him to "have a better quality of life, and be out of pain".


Andy Murray hoped to make it through to Wimbledon, but that the Australian Open could be his final tournament if he was not able to last until the summer, stating: "I'm not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months".


Andy Murray entered the singles of the Australian Open, however lost his opening match against 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut in a four-hour, five-set 'epic'.


Bob Bryan urged Andy Murray to have the "Birmingham hip " operation he underwent in August 2018, involving a cobalt-chrome metal cap being placed over the femur with a matching metal cup in the acetabulum.


On 16 May 2019, Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, two years after he was awarded the honour.


At the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, Andy Murray entered the men's doubles and mixed doubles events.


Andy Murray then played at the 2019 Winston-Salem Open, where he faced Tennys Sandgren in the first round.


Andy Murray lost in straight sets, though the score was close.


Andy Murray then contemplated dropping down to Challenger level, skipping the US Open entirely to focus on two tournaments happening concurrently.


Andy Murray opted to play at the 2019 Rafa Nadal Open Banc Sabadell Challenger event, the first time he had competed on the second tier Challenger Tour since 2005.


Andy Murray lost to Matteo Viola in the third round.


In September 2019, Andy Murray participated in the inaugural Zhuhai Championships, losing to eventual champion Alex de Minaur in the second round.


Andy Murray participated in the China Open, where he recorded a win against Matteo Berrettini, ranked 13th in the world, but he was eliminated by eventual champion Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final.


Andy Murray lost against 12th ranked Fabio Fognini in the second round of the Shanghai Open, before winning the first title after his operation in the European Open in October 2019, beating three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka in the final.


In late December, Andy Murray's team confirmed that the pelvic injury which had curtailed his involvement in the Davis Cup would prevent him from entering the upcoming 2020 Australian Open and the inaugural ATP Cup.


Andy Murray beat Frances Tiafoe in the first round before beating world No 7 Alexander Zverev in the second, his first victory over a top-10 player in over three years and the 102nd of his career.


Andy Murray lost his third round match to Milos Raonic in straight sets.


Andy Murray then entered the French Open as a wildcard but was defeated in the first round in straight sets by Stan Wawrinka.


Andy Murray did not enter the European Open and thus failed to defend his title.


Andy Murray was due to start his season at the 2021 Australian Open again as a wildcard but this was put in doubt after testing positive for COVID-19 on 14 January.


Andy Murray decided against entering qualifying or trying to earn a wild card in order to focus on the upcoming grass court season.


Andy Murray returned to singles play as a wildcard at the Queen's Club Championships where he defeated Benoit Paire in the first round but lost in the second to the 1st seed, Matteo Berrettini, in straight sets.


Andy Murray lost in the third round to Denis Shapovalov, after defeating 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili and qualifier Oscar Otte.


Andy Murray entered into the men's singles and men's doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics as the two-time defending champion.


Andy Murray was replaced by Australian Max Purcell, who went on to defeat Auger-Aliassime.


At the 2021 Winston-Salem Open, Andy Murray entered as a wildcard again and won in straight sets against Noah Rubin, in the first round, before losing to Frances Tiafoe in the second.


The match was controversial, with Andy Murray accusing Tsitsipas of cheating, in reference to an eight-minute bathroom break that was had by Tsitsipas during the match.


Andy Murray subsequently entered the 2021 Open de Rennes, an event on the ATP Challenger Tour after accepting a wildcard.


Andy Murray defeated Yannick Maden in the first round in straight sets, but lost in three sets to Roman Safiullin.


Andy Murray then reached the quarterfinal of the Moselle Open as a wildcard only losing out to the eventual champion and top seed, Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.


Andy Murray lost as a wildcard in the round of 16 to the 2nd seed and eventual champion Casper Ruud at the 2021 San Diego Open.


Andy Murray received another wildcard for the Indian Wells Masters, where he reached the third round and was beaten by Alexander Zverev.


Andy Murray then reached the second round of the European Open as a wildcard after a 3-hour and 45 minute marathon win against Frances Tiafoe.


Andy Murray lost in the second round to Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.


At the Vienna Open, Andy Murray entered as a wildcard and upset 5th seed and world No 10 Hubert Hurkacz in the first round in three sets to claim the 103rd top 10 victory of his career and the first of the year, but fell in straight sets to Carlos Alcaraz the following round.


Andy Murray entered the 2021 Mubadala World Tennis Championship, an exhibition tournament held in Abu Dhabi in December.


Andy Murray lost the final match in straight sets and a tiebreak to Andrey Rublev.


Andy Murray participated in the 2022 Australian Open as a wildcard.


Andy Murray met Nikoloz Basilashvili for the second time in the space of a week, and won the first round in five sets.


Andy Murray lost in the second round, in straight sets against Taro Daniel.


Andy Murray beat Alexander Bublik in the first round, and lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second.


Andy Murray entered the 2022 Qatar Open as a wildcard, and, in a rematch of the second round of the Australian open, met Taro Daniel, who he defeated in straight sets.


Andy Murray beat Christopher O'Connell, but lost to Jannik Sinner in straight sets.


In March, Andy Murray entered the 2022 Indian Wells Masters as a wildcard, meeting Taro Daniel in the first round, in their third meeting in 2022.


Andy Murray beat Daniel in three sets, marking his 700th win overall, but lost in the second round to Alexander Bublik in straight sets.


At the 2022 Madrid Open Andy Murray beat Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov in the first two rounds to set up a clash against Novak Djokovic for the first time in five years.


Andy Murray later withdrew from the match due to a stomach illness, giving Djokovic a walkover.


Andy Murray then beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to reach the final, where he lost to Matteo Berrettini in 3 sets.


At Wimbledon, Andy Murray beat James Duckworth in four sets in the first round, before losing in the second round to 20th seed John Isner, in four sets.


However, thanks to a Special Exempt spot being withdrawn from the tournament, Andy Murray was moved to the main draw, where he entered the second round by defeating Stan Wawrinka in three sets.


At the Australian Open, Andy Murray reached the third round after 5-set victories against 13th seed Matteo Berrettini and Thanasi Kokkinakis.


Andy Murray lost to 24th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round in 4 sets.


Andy Murray received wildcards for the 2023 Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, in which he reached the final but was defeated by Daniil Medvedev in straight sets, and the 2023 Dubai Tennis Championships equaling the record of 53, for most wildcards received for a player since 1990, of former player Tommy Haas, who retired in 2017.


In Miami, Andy Murray lost in the first round to Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.


Andy Murray began his European clay court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters and Madrid Masters, where he fell to Alex de Minaur and Andrea Vavassori respectively in the opening rounds.


Andy Murray next played the Aix-en-Provence Challenger in France, where he defeated first seed Tommy Paul in the final in three sets to clinch his first title since 2019.


Djokovic won in Australia four times and at the French Open, Andy Murray emerged as the victor at the US Open and Wimbledon.


The former of Andy Murray's victories was the longest ever final at the US Open, tying with the 1988 final played between Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander at 4 hours and 53 minutes, while the latter was notable for being the first home triumph in men's singles at Wimbledon since 1936.


In 2016, Andy Murray suffered his 4th loss in the final of the Australian Open from Djokovic, followed by another defeat in the Roland Garros final, where Djokovic won his first Roland Garros title and completed the Career Grand Slam.


Djokovic dropped only one set en route to the final, but lost in straight sets to Andy Murray, who finished the year at No 1 and became the first British player to achieve this feat.


Andy Murray defeated Federer in straight sets to win the gold medal, denying Federer a Career Golden Slam.


In 2013 Andy Murray beat Federer for the first time in a major in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, prevailing in five sets after Federer had come back twice from a set down.


Andy Murray is one of only three players to have recorded 10 or more victories over Federer, the other two being Nadal and Djokovic.


Andy Murray lost three consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals to Nadal in 2011 from the French Open to the US Open.


In one of their most recent meetings, Andy Murray beat Nadal for the first time on clay, and the first time in a Masters 1000 final, at the Madrid Open in 2015.


Andy Murray fell to Nadal in the semi-finals of the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters, despite taking the first set.


Three weeks later they met again at the semi-final stage of the 2016 Madrid Open, this time Andy Murray winning the match in straight sets.


However, in the first round of the 2022 Cincinnati Masters, Andy Murray won in three tight sets.


Andy Murray has one of the best two-handed backhands on the tour, with dynamic stroke execution while he primarily uses his forehand, which is more passive, and a sliced backhand to let opponents play into his defensive game before playing more offensively.


Tim Henman stated in 2013 that Andy Murray may have the best lob in the game, succeeding Lleyton Hewitt.


Andy Murray is capable of injecting sudden pace into his groundstrokes to surprise his opponents who are used to the slow rally.


Andy Murray is one of the top returners in the game, often able to block back fast serves with his excellent reach and ability to anticipate.


Andy Murray is known for being one of the most intelligent tacticians on the court, often constructing points.


Andy Murray is most proficient on a fast surface, like grass, where he has won eight singles titles including the Wimbledon Championships and the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal, although hard courts are his preferred surface.


Andy Murray has worked hard since 2008 on improving his clay court game, ultimately winning his first clay titles during 2015 at Munich and Madrid, as well as reaching his first French Open final during 2016.


Since the 2011 season, under Ivan Lendl's coaching, Andy Murray has played a more offensive game and has worked to improve his second serve, forehand, consistency and mental game which have all been crucial to his further success.


The contract with Adidas allowed Andy Murray to keep his shirt sleeve sponsors Shiatzy Chen, Royal Bank of Scotland and Highland Spring.


Andy Murray signed with Castore for the 2019 season which Andy Murray called his last deal before announcing his retirement.


Andy Murray uses Head rackets, and regularly appears in advertisements for the brand.


In June 2012, the Swiss watch manufacturer Rado announced that Andy Murray had signed a deal to wear their D-Star 200 model.


Andy Murray is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and helped launch the charity in 2009 with David Beckham.


Andy Murray has taken part in several charity tennis events, including the Rally for Relief events that took place before the start of the 2011 Australian Open.


In June 2013, Andy Murray teamed up with former British No 1 Tim Henman for a charity doubles match against Andy Murray's coach and eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl, and No 6 Tomas Berdych at the Queen's Club in London.


Subsequently, following his victory at the tournament, Andy Murray donated his entire prize money pot to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.


In June 2014, following the death of Elena Baltacha due to liver cancer, Andy Murray featured in an event known as 'Rally for Bally'.


Andy Murray played at Queen's Club alongside Victoria Azarenka, Martina Hingis, Heather Watson and his brother Jamie.


English ex-tennis player Tim Henman confirmed that the remarks had been made in jest and were only in response to Andy Murray being teased by journalist Des Kelly and Henman about Scotland's failure to qualify.


Andy Murray initially refused to endorse either side of the debate in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, citing the abuse he had received after his England-World Cup comments in 2006.


Just before the referendum, Andy Murray tweeted a message that was considered by the media to be supportive of independence.


Andy Murray received online abuse for expressing his opinion, including messages that were described as "vile" by Police Scotland; one referred to the Dunblane massacre.


Andy Murray declined to reveal the reason, and ever since, he has continued to celebrate his victories with this gesture.


Andy Murray marked his first Wimbledon title in 2013 with the same victory salute.


Hutchins confirmed that Andy Murray's victory salute after this win was a sign to him.


Andy Murray was booed for the remark, but said later that the comment had been intended as a jocular response to what Svetlana Kuznetsova had said at the Hopman Cup.


Andy Murray refused to shake hands with the umpire at the end of the match.


In 2007, Andy Murray suggested that tennis had a match-fixing problem, stating that everyone knows it goes on, in the wake of the investigation surrounding Nikolay Davydenko.


Andy Murray has corrected others a number of times on the subject of women's tennis.


Andy Murray has not commented on his personal opinion on Britain's decision to leave the European Union.