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Andy Murray’s – About, Style of Play, Career Stats

September 1, 2021

Full name – Andrew Barron Murray
Date of Birth – 15 May 1987
Nationality – British
Role – Right-Handed, Two-handed Backhand (all-court player)
Coach – Jamie Delgado
Current Ranking – No. 135
Highest Ranking – No. 1 (7 November 2016)
Current Ranking – No. 197 (Doubles)
Highest Ranking – No 51 (17 October 2011) (Doubles)
Career Earnings – $ 62,319,506
ATP Titles – 46
Grand Slams – 3

 

Best Grand Slam Results

Australian Open – Runner-up (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
French Open -Runner-up (2016)
Wimbledon – Champion (2013 and 2016)
US Open – Champion (2012)

 

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About

A two-time Olympic champion and triple Grand Slam winner, Sir Andy Murray was born into a tennis family, son of former Scottish tennis player Judy Murray.

Murray was introduced to the sport young and had a successful junior career as well, winning the 2004 Junior US Open. After turning professional in 2005, Murray took his first ATP title at the 2006 Pacific Coast Championship, defeating Lleyton Hewitt in the final. The Brit made his first major final appearance at the 2007 US Open final, although he went on to lose in straight sets to Roger Federer. Even though he wasn’t winning Grand Slams, his continuous final and semi-final appearances were enough to break him into the top 3 rankings.

After a few near hits and misses, 2012 was a major turning point for the Brit as he went on to win the Olympic gold medal at home and even took his first Grand Slam title at that year’s US Open. He could have had a third major title that year but lost in the Wimbledon finals to Federer, whom he had beaten in the Olympics final.

The following year, Murray won his first Wimbledon championship, but a recurring back injury saw him miss out a majority of the 2013 season. After struggling with injuries for a couple of years, Murray returned to form with a Davis Cup championship in 2015 and ended the year as world no. 2.

2016 was another crucial year for Murray as he took his second Wimbledon championship and successfully defended his Olympic title at that year’s Rio Olympic Games, becoming the first player to win back-to-back gold medals in a singles event at the Games. The final cherry on the cake was him finishing the year as world no. 1.

Since 2017, Murray’s competitive career has been sporadic due to persistent injuries that have sidelined him for far too long. The Brit returns to action at the 2021 US Open in a bid to make sure that he can make the twilight of his career a successful one.

 

Style of Play

An all-court defensive baseliner, Murray has been often referred to as one of the greatest counter punchers of the game.

Known for his tactful game play, Murray’s strengths include groundstrokes with low errors, reaction timings and his ability to switch from defence to offence in very little time, which allows the Brit to hit winners even from defensive positions. Strong with his two-handed backhand, he also has a strong forehand and a sliced backhand that he uses to make his opponents go on the defence. Along with this, he also switches the pace very fast and catches his opponents off guard with swift groundstrokes.

Another part of his game that stands out is his service, and Murray is known to hit a string serve, especially when under pressure. And as good as he is with the ace, Murray is also one of the better returners of the game and is known to block out fast serves with his ability to anticipate which helps him rarely get aced.

 

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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