Andy Murray’s Quick Procession Up the Rankings
Currently ranked number 2 world men’s tennis player Andy Murray started his tennis career at 5 when his mother started teaching both his brother and him. The sibling rivalry between the two brothers helped the competitive, younger, Andy Murray push himself into competitive tennis at a young age. He won his first tournament in an Under 10 Junior tournament at the Dublane Sports Club and kept going until he became ranked number 1 world junior tennis player after winning the US Open Junior title. Then, in 2005 he turned pro. Soon after, he won his first ATP title at the SAP open in San Jose in 2006, he reached his first grand slam final in the 2008 US Open. The following year, he quickly rose up to the number 2 spot, and has been keeping at it since.
In 2010, he finished as runner-up at the Australian Open, and made it to the Wimbledon final in 2012. He was the first professional tennis player from Great Britain to do so since 1977. He is also the first Briton to reach 500 ATP match wins. Needless to say, he is currently Britain’s most successful tennis player. That same year, he won the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and took his first gold medal at the all England Club.
Unfortunately, after winning the US Open in 2013, he had a back surgery, which slightly hindered his play in 2014. In 2015, however, it became apparent that Murray didn’t let his back stop him. He picked up his play again, and won his fourth Australian Open in 2015. That same year, he finally married his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears who he met when he first became pro at the US Open in 2005.
Outside of tennis, Andy Murray is a founding member of Malaria No More UK, which raises funds and awareness to save lives in Africa, and is a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund. He’s already made a large mark in the tennis world, and is progressively making a bigger one as his interests are widening.
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