Born with cerebral palsy, Andy took up wheelchair tennis after first trying the sport at a Tennis Foundation wheelchair tennis camp in 2005. After a successful career as a junior and gaining his senior men’s singles world ranking, Andy was classified into the sport’s quad division at the end of 2008. In 2009 he made make a sensational quad doubles debut partnership with fellow Briton and Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk. Andy and Peter beat reigning Paralympic champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner of the USA en route to winning the Florida Open title.
Andy won his first two international quad singles titles in 2009 and was part of the Great Britain team that won the quad title at the World Team Cup in Nottingham. He ended 2010 by partnering Peter Norfolk to victory in the quad event at the Doubles Masters. Andy was awarded a wild card for the 2011 Australian Open, where he and Norfolk became the first all-British partnership to win a wheelchair tennis Grand Slam doubles title. After reaching world No.4 in the world rankings in summer 2011, Andrew made his NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters debut in November 2011, finishing runner-up in the prestigious event to Israel’s Noam Gershony.
Andy started 2012 by partnering Norfolk to retain their Australian Open quad doubles title, which was the first of four titles they won together last season. They also won the quad doubles gold medal at the Eton Manor International, the Test Event for the London 2012 Paralympics, before going on to win the quad doubles silver medal at the Paralympic Games in September. Andy also won the ITF 1 Series Cajun Classic and South African Open titles before ending the year by winning the Nottingham Indoors to again secure his qualification for the NEC Masters, where he was once more runner-up.
He started 2013 by reaching his first Australian Open quad singles final and earning a return to his career best quad singles world ranking of No. 3. He then went on to claim his first career Super Series singles title when he won the South Africa Open in April and climb to No.2 in the world.
Biography up-to-date as of May 2013
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