“In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach” –ANDY MURRAY. Born on 15 May 1987, Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player currently ranked No 1 in Men’s singles. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 whom he had met at the time of US Open in 2005. He is now a father to his daughter Sophia Olivia who was born in 2015.
He started playing tennis quite early in his childhood despite being born with a bipartite patella, which means his kneecap stayed as two separate bones rather than fusing together. But his indomitable spirit kept him going despite facing many obstacles in his career.
Leon Smith was his tennis coach between the ages of 11 and 17 and helped Murray in his successful career. He helped Andy to shape his career in the most effective way.
Andy Murray is known for his philanthropic and charity work. Murray is on the leadership team of Malaria No More UK, a charity that raises funds and awareness to save lives in Africa, and a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund.
Education: Andy Murray started his career in tennis at the age of 3. A former renowned tennis player, Judy coached him and his older brother Jamie, in their early years. His career took a major turn when he scored a major youth championship when he won Florida’s Orange Bowl in his age group in 1999. In 2004, he became the World’s No 1 junior after winning US Open Junior title. Later that year, he won BBC’s “Young Sports Personality of the Year”.
Murray made his professional debut in 2005 to complete in the Davis Cup after becoming the youngest British player. In 2006, with the guidance of his coach Brad Gilbert, he did beat top raned Roger Federer in Cincinnati Masters Tournament. In the same year, he also defeated Andy Roddic to win SAP Open for his first ATP title.
In 2007, he won St Petersburg Open to get into top 10 rankings. He got his share of fame in the game when he defeated Rafael Nadal to reach the final of 2008 US Open, before losing to Federer. In 2009, he finished with runner up position to win Australian Open in 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, Murray made it to the Wimbledon final for the first time with his semifinal win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Murray’s victory made Scotland and the whole United Kingdom proud—he was the first tennis pro from Great Britain to reach the Wimbledon final since 1938. However, Murray lost in the final to Federer, who claimed his seventh Wimbledon Open.
Andy Murray Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $95 Million US Dollars
The Net Worth of this renowned players is approximately around $95 Million US dollars as of 2017. The top tennis player earns tens of millions of dollars through various endorsement deals. Murray is also affiliated with many renowned brands like Adidas. He also signs sponsorship deals with blue chip sponsors like Jaguar and Standard Life in recent years.
He owns a classic surrey, UK mansion which is around 10 million and a luxurious Cromlix House Hotel .
His exclusive collections of cars include Volkswagen Polo, Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz GL, Ferrari and Porsche Cayenne.
Andy Murray will not be playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup against Canada. Also, recently Andy Murray revealed that Roger Federer will star in his charity event. He would be staged alive by Roger Federer in Glasgow this November. Also, he was knocked out of the Australian Open in the last 16 by world No 50 Mischa Zverev in Melbourne.
Undoubtedly, he is one of the most phenomenal and promising tennis players. He stands as an inspiration to millions of people who wish to achieve success in life. He is a popular face in the world of racing and what makes him stand out in the crowd is his persistence in efforts to make himself better every single day. He has proved himself worthy of all the fame and recognition he deserves with every upcoming match.