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Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
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    • Kim
      fiancée
    • Judith (Judy)
      mother
    • William (Willie) Barron
      father
    • Jamie
      brother
    • Sam
      father's partner

About Andrew (Andy) Murray

Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player.


Murray is the first British player to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final in the open era for over 75 years, as well as the first British player in over a hundred years to win a tennis gold medal at the Olympics. In Sept. 2012 Murray won the US Open - beating Novan Djokovic in 5 sets in an epic match - 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 - the first British man to win a Grandslam title in 76 years. On 7th July 2013 Andy again reached the finals of Wimbledon and this time took the Championship title - beating Novan Djokovic in 3 sets - 6-4 7-5 6-4. He is the first British Wimbledon Champion since Fred Perry won the title 77 years ago.

Personal Life

Andrew Murray was born to Will and Judy in Glasgow, Scotland. His maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s. Murray's brother, Jamie, is also a professional tennis player, playing on the doubles circuit. Following the separation of his parents when he was nine years old, Andy and Jamie lived with their father. Murray later attended Dunblane High School. Murray attended Dunblane Primary School, and was present during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre.

Thomas Hamilton killed 17 people before turning one of his four guns on himself. Murray took cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is 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 that his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.

At 15, Murray was asked to train with Rangers Football Club at their School of Excellence, but declined, opting to focus on his tennis career instead. He then decided to move to Barcelona, Spain. There he studied at the Schiller International School and trained on the clay courts of the Sánchez-Casal Academy. Murray described this time as "a big sacrifice". While in Spain, he trained with Emilio Sánchez, formerly the world no. 1 doubles player.

Murray was born with a bipartite patella, where the kneecap remains as two separate bones instead of fusing together in early childhood. He was diagnosed at the age of 16 and is seen frequently to hold his knee due to the pain caused by the condition and has pulled out of events because of it.

Murray is in a long-term relationship with Kim Sears, who is regularly seen attending his matches. The couple are due to wed sometime in 2013.

English Connection

Although Murray has made patriotic comments about his Scottish nationality his maternal grandmother Eileen Shirley Edney was born to English parents John Marsom Edney and Joyce Mary Anderson. John Edney was a solicitor born in Berwick on Tweed in 1901 and Joyce Anderson was born in York in 1906. The couple married in Berwick on Tweed in 1931.

John Edney’s mother Catherine Hush was born in Berwick in 1869, his father also John M Edney was born in the London area in 1857. The exact birth place given on the victorian census records on TheGenealogist.co.uk varies but with the majority indicating New Cross London. The occupation given on the Northumberland 1901 census shows his occupation as a potato trader, and previous occupations given as Corn Merchant and Shirt Machinist. His ancestry can be traced further back through the London area with forbearers recorded as Railway Clerk, Accountant and School Master.

Joyce Anderson’s ancestry however is predominantly northern, giving Andy Murray a very cross-country English heritage. Her mother Gertrude Golding was born in Sheffield in 1882 and her grandparents were born in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

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Andrew (Andy) Murray's Timeline

1987
May 15, 1987
Glasgow, Scotland
1995
1995
Age 7

Murray survived the Dunblane massacre. Thomas Hamilton entered Dunblane Primary school and shot dead 16 children and one adult before committing suicide. Murray survived by hiding under the headmaster’s desk with his brother Jamie.

1999
1999
Age 11

Won the prestigious Orange Bowl tournament in Miami; he was the only person in his age group eventually to turn pro.

2000
2000
Age 12

Glasgow Rangers wanted to sign Andy. He turned them down, saying he prefered the one-on-one battles of the tennis court. Murray’s favourite sport outside of tennis is boxing.

2002
2002
Age 14

Left Scotland aged 15 to train at the Sanchez-Casal academy in Barcelona.

2004
September, 2004
- December, 2004
Age 17

Won the US Open boy’s title, beating Sergiy Stakhovsky.
December - Won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year.

2005
March, 2005
Age 17

March - Became the youngest player ever to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup. Murray helped defeat world No. 5 doubles pair Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel.

April, 2005
Age 17

Turned Professional. Enters the Seat Open as a wildcard in his first ATP Tour match where he lost to world No. 63 Jan Hernych.

July, 2005
Age 18

Reached the third round of Wimbledon in his first ever Grand Slam appearance. Murray’s heroic effort exhausted him and the 18-year-old was beaten by ex-finalist David Nalbandian over five dramatic sets.

September, 2005
Age 18

Murray became the youngest British player in the top 100 since 1974. Only Borg, Hewitt, Nadal and Roddick were younger.