DAVIS CUP TIES25
Last updated: 28/11/2023
DAVIS CUP TIES 25
Last updated: 28/11/2023
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Get to know Andy Murray
Andy Murray is a former men’s world No.1 and the current British No.4.
Since turning professional in 2005, Murray has since won 46 singles titles, including three Grand Slams, 14 Masters 1000 titles and two Olympic Gold medals - taking the crown as Great Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open era.
Most notably, Murray ended 77 years of British heartbreak when he became the first British male to win the Wimbledon Championships in 2013, before lifting the iconic trophy three years later in 2016 – the most decorated year of his career.
Quick fire facts
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Lives: Surrey
- Trains: London
- Likes: Playing football - was once offered trials with Glasgow Rangers FC - boxing, basketball and regularly attends Miami Heat NBA games
- Family: Mum is Judy Murray, dad William (divorced) is a retail area manager, brother is Jamie Murray. Wife is Kim Sears, daughter of WTA coach Nigel Sears, and they have four children together.
Began playing aged three with mum Judy and brother Jamie on the courts of Dunblane Sports Club. Almost kicked off a career in football, training with Glasgow Rangers (despite now being a Hibs supporter); In his development years received support by the LTA and Tennis Scotland.
Recently named an NHS ambassador for their 70th birthday campaign. Headlined Rally For Cancer at the Queen’s Club in June 2013 in support of the Royal Marsden at which Ross Hutchins was treated. Global Ambassador for UNICEF, United for Wildlife, Malaria No More, WWF.
Murray was once again called up to represent Great Britain at the Davis Cup Final 8 in Malaga at the end of the month, where the Brits will compete to take home the title.
Murray was selected to join the Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup squad at the Group Stages in Manchester, where he recorded a vital win in the Brits' tie against Switzerland. Murray took on 21-year-old Leandro Riedi with the former world No.1 prevailing 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-4.
Murray’s win against Max Purcell in the second round of the National Bank Open saw him reach his highest ranking since April 2018 after climbing to world No.36.
Murray's became the first British player and the eighth male in the Open Era to achieve 200 Grand Slam wins following his opening round victory over Corentin Moutet at the US Open. However, the former world No.1 lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
Andy Murray defeated fellow Brit Ryan Peniston 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round of his 15th appearance at The Championships. In the second round he lost a five-set epic to world No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(3), 6-7(2), 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4.
Murray hit a new career milestone when he won the Lexus Surbiton Trophy for the first time in his career - marking his first title on the grass since his last Wimbledon triumph in 2016.
The 36-year-old beat Austria's Jurij Rodionov 6-3, 6-2 to be crowned champion and lift his second ATP Challenger title of the season.
Murray made it back-to-back grass court titles at the Rothesay Open Nottingham - his 10th career grass court title. He defeated 20-year-old French star Arthur Cazaux 6-4, 6-4.
Murray rallied to win his first title since 2019 at the ATP Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence after clinching a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over top seed Tommy Paul.
After acclimatising to the slow tempo of the clay, Murray fought back from a one-set deficit to ultimately dominate the American in the remaining two sets - marking a first Challenger title in 18 years.
Murray carried his fine form with him to Indian Wells where he sailed through to the Round of 32 where he faced fellow Brit Jack Draper. In a hard-fought battle of the Brits, Murray's journey in the desert was cut short after being defeated by Draper, 7-6(6), 6-2.
Continuing where he left off in January, Murray headed to the Qatar Open where he picked up wins against Lorenzo Sonego, Alexandre Muller, Alexander Zverev and rising star Jiri Lechzka in four consecutive three-set matches to make it to the final. Here, he finished runner up to Daniil Medvedev in a 6-4, 6-4 defeat.
Murray started his year at the Adelaide International 1 where he lost out to Sebastian Korda in the first round.
At the Australian Open, he enjoyed a 5-set epic in the opening round, which saw him knock out world No.14 Matteo Berrettini. Riding on the high of that win, Murray then went on to perform a comeback win against hometown favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis, coming from two sets down to clinch the match 4-6, 6-7(4), 7(5)-6, 6-3, 7-5 to dominate headlines. Unfortunately, Murray lost out to Spain's Robert Bautista-Agut in the third round but left Australia with his head held high.
Started the season by reaching his 69th career ATP final at the Sydney Tennis Classic. He beat Nikoloz Basilashvili, David Goffin and Reilly Opelka en route to the final, where he lost to top seed Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-3.
Murray then beat Basilashvili again in an epic five-set match at the Australian Open before losing out in the second round to Taro Daniel.
Murray bounced back with a win over Alexander Bublik in Rotterdam but was beaten by eventual champion Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round.
The former World No.1 claimed his 700th career win in the first round at Indian Wells with a stunning comeback against Taro Daniel – winning 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours.
Murray had a warm welcoming in Miami after a strong first round, beating Top 50 player, Federico Delbonis 7-6(4), 6-1, but his campaign sadly came to a halt after losing to world No.2 Daniil Medvedev in the second round.
Murray returned to the clay in style, comfortably defeating Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Open before knocking out Canadian, and top 20 player, Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Murray subsequently was forced to pull out of his third-round clash with Novak Djokovic due to illness.
Murray began his grass court season at Surbiton where he advanced to the semi-finals before falling short against America’s Denis Kudla, losing 5-7, 6-7, 6-3.
The former world No.1 then reached his second ATP final of the season at the Stuttgart Open. He won his first match over a top 5 opponent against Stefanos Tstisipas in the quarter-finals, but lost to Matteo Berrettini 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the final.
The two-time former Wimbledon champion met Australia’s James Duckworth in the first round at SW19, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round for the 15th time in his career before coming up short against American, John Isner.
Murray then travelled over to the states, where he reached the quarter-finals in Newport - narrowly losing out to Alexander Bublik 7-5, 6-4 - before making a fierce comeback at the US Open where he advanced to the third round. However, a tough draw in the form of Matteo Berrettini saw Murray exit the tournament in the third despite pushing the Italian to four sets.
Murray became the eighth Brit in history to reach a half century after making his 50th appearance for Great Britain at the Davis Cup this year. However, despite Murray’s victory in the singles, the British team exited the Davis Cup Finals group stages after the USA and the Netherlands defeated Murray and partner Joe Salisbury in the doubles to top Group D.
Murray progressed to the quarter-finals at the Gijon Open before exiting the tournament following a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 defeat to America’s Sebastian Korda.
After missing the Australian Open due to contracting Covid-19, started his season on the Challenger Tour and reached the final at the Biella Challenger tournament in Italy. Was beaten in the first round of the Open Sud de France by Egor Gerasimov in his first ATP Tour-level match of the year.
The following month beat home favourite Robin Hasse in the opening round of the AMRO World Tennis Tournament before losing in straight sets to then World No.8 Andrey Rublev in his secon ATP
Returned to action after three months at The Queen's Club - where he is a five-time champion. Won his first round match against France's Benoit Paire before losing to eventual champion Matteo Berrettini in round two. He then went on to Wimbledon, where he defeated 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili and Oscar Otte before losing to eventual semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov.
In July, he and Joe Salisbury reached the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and in August Murray returned to action on the ATP Tour - winning matches in both Cincinnati and North Carolina.
Was targeting a Miami Open return following injury before the Covid-19 suspension, finally returning to the singles court for the Battle of the Brits at the end of June. Returned to the ATP Tour in Cincinnati and upset World No.7 Alexander Zverev for his highest-ranked win since the 2016 ATP Finals en route to reaching the third round. Recovered from two sets down to win his opening match at the US Open against Yoshihito Nishioka in a five-set thriller but exited the competition in round two. Was beaten in the first round at Roland Garros by Stan Wawrinka.
Following a second surgery after the Australian Open, made an inspired comeback five months later by winning the doubles title at Queen’s alongside Feliciano Lopez. Played mixed at Wimbledon with Serena Williams and returned to singles in Cincinnati and won his first tour-level singles match in late September; four weeks later, playing his 4th consecutive event won his 46th singles title in Antwerp with a dramatic win over Stan Wawrinka to become lowest ranked ATP champion of the year at 243; injured his pelvis during tiebreak final set win over Greikspoor in his opening match of the Davis Cup Finals.
Murray endured a difficult return to fitness in 2018 after undergoing hip surgery and returning at the Fever-Tree Championships, where he lost in three sets to Nick Kyrgios in R1. He played at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, where he beat Wawrinka handily before falling to Edmund in the next round; went 6-4 rest of the season reaching QF of Washington & Shenzhen.
- Murray has been the youngest Briton to take part in the Davis Cup before becoming a Davis Cup winner in 2015
- Was the first British male to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry (in 2013 & again 2016)
- Broke a 76-year GB men’s Grand Slam singles drought by winning the 2012 US Open winning over Djokovic in five sets
- Two-time singles Olympic gold medallist (in 2012 and 2016)
- A five-time runner-up at the Australian Open and once a runner up at Roland Garros;
- Recipient of a Knighthood for his services to tennis and charity.
- He became World No.1 for the first time on November 14, 2016, following victory over Djokovic in the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London – a position he held continuously until he lost the quarter-finals of 2017 Wimbledon with an injured hip
Trained at Stirling University, now on the LTA’s two National Academies before re-locating to Barcelona from 15-17; In 2006, the LTA provided Andy with Brad Gilbert as his travelling coach for 17 months during which he broke into the world’s Top 10 for the first time.
- 2013 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
- 2013 GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year
- Received an OBE in 2013
- 2014 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award
- 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year
- 2013, 2015, 2016 BBC Sports Personality - the only person to win three times
What has Andy Murray won?
How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon?
Murray has won Wimbledon twice, once in 2013 (beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4) and then again in 2016 (beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)).
When did Andy Murray start playing tennis?
Murray started playing tennis at the age of three with his Mum, Judy Murray. By the age of five he had already started competing and at 12-years-old, he won the Orange Bowl - one of the most prestigious junior events in the world.
Has Andy Murray played for Great Britain in the Davis Cup?
Yes, Murray has played in Davis Cup 21 ties, winning 40/48 of his individual matches for Great Britain. In 2015, Murray famously beat David Goffin to seal the title for the Brits - the first since 1936.
When did Andy Murray win his first title?
Murray won his first ATP titles in 2006 in San Jose, where he beat former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt 2-6, 6-1, 7-6.
Has Andy Murray been world No.1?
Yes, Murray became world No.1 in November 2016 after reaching the final of the Paris Masters. He was the first British player to reach the top ranking since computerised rankings began in 1973.
*ATP Challenger and ITF titles have been combined in the overall ITF titles on this page
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