Sir Andrew Barron Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player who has presently ranked No. 39 in the men’s singles world rankings as of April 30, 2018. Murray is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, and the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals winner.
Early Childhood Education and Development
Andy Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 15, 1987, to Judy and William Murray. Jamie, his older brother, is also a professional tennis player. Murray began playing tennis when he was three years old, when his mother took him to the neighborhood courts.
He competed in his first competitive competition at the age of five, and by the age of eight, he was competing against adults in the Central District Tennis League.
He attended Dunblane Primary School for his education, where he was present during the 1996 school tragedy. Murray moved on to Dunblane High School before relocating to Barcelona, Spain, to attend the Schiller International School and train at the Sánchez-Casal Academy.
Murray won his first major title, the junior U.S. Open, in 2004, but his path to the top, like so many of his victories, was not easy. He reached the top 10 in the world in April 2007 and the top 4 two years later, but he was unable to break the “Big Three” players’ stronghold on Grand Slam championships at the time—Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. Between 2008 and 2012, Murray lost four Grand Slam finals, frequently badly and occasionally ungraciously.
Murray hired former Czech star Ivan Lendl, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, as his coach at the start of 2012, and the pairing proved productive for Murray. Murray learned self-control and self-reliance from the mysterious Lendl, who had also lost his first four Grand Slam finals.
Murray’s breakthrough came in August 2012, when he finally beat Federer on Wimbledon’s center court to win the men’s singles gold medal at the London Olympic Games, a victory that erased his emotional loss to Federer in the Wimbledon final on the same court the month before. After a hard-fought final versus Djokovic at the US Open a month later, he won his first Grand Slam trophy.
Murray defeated Djokovic in an unusually one-sided Wimbledon final in July 2013, becoming the first British man to win the men’s singles title since Fred Perry 77 years ago. Murray replaced Lendl with Amélie Mauresmo in June 2014, becoming one of the few top-tier men’s tennis players in history to engage a female coach. Mauresmo had won two Grand Slam events during her playing career. Murray reconnected with Lendl in 2016 and won his second Wimbledon men’s singles title in July. The following month, he won another gold medal in men’s singles tennis in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Murray suffered in 2017, owing to a hip ailment, and he and Lendl split up again later that year. Murray had surgery in 2018 that drastically curtailed his playing time, and he declared soon before the Australian Open in January 2019 that he was considering retiring that year, citing ongoing hip troubles. He underwent a second operation later that month. He resumed to competition in June, winning the Queen’s Club doubles event alongside Feliciano Lopez.
Murray was knighted in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list after being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Murray started dating Kim Sears, the daughter of tennis instructor Nigel Sears, in 2005. In 2014, the couple became engaged, and the following year, they married. Murray and Sears have three daughters and a son together.
Andy Murray’s Net Worth
It’s no surprise that he’s worth $165 million. On the court, he has earned a total of $62 million.
If press claims are to be accepted, he made over $170 million during his tennis career, with approximately $50 million coming from sponsorship deals. Even after he retired from tennis, he continued to receive endorsement deals.
He is one of the few great British tennis players, which is why he is always a household name in the UK. You may not realize it, but he has other enterprises besides tennis. He owns a stunning five-star hotel that consistently makes him between $2 and $3 million per year, excepting epidemic years.
Comic Relief, Make-A-Wish Foundation, (RED), Sport Relief, UNICEF, and other organizations have had Scot’s support. Comic Relief helps the homeless and the poor, particularly in disaster relief.