Currently ranked world number one player in men’s singles, Sir Andrew Barron Murray, could not be a more famous athlete if he tried. This professional British tennis player is not only the number one in tennis, but he is also a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, Davis Cup champion and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals as well as an Olympic gold medalist for 2012 and 2016. How this simple boy from Glasgow managed to reach the top find out in the text bellow.
What If Andy Were A Footballer?
It is highly likely that this passionate athlete would have been just as successful as a footballer since he was born in a family of a professional footballer. His grandfather on his mother side was the famous Roy Erskine, the professional footballer who player for Hibernian Football Club, which Andy still supports to this day because of this grandfather. Andrew Murray was born in Glasgow Scotland, to William and Judy Murray. His older brother Jamie is also a professional tennis player and Andy himself started playing when he was just three years old.
At the tender age of five he played his first competitive tournament, and by the time he was eight, he competed with adults in the Central District Tennis League. He often stated that his parents getting a divorce when he was just ten may have positively affected his competitive spirit. At the age of 15, Rangers Football Club offered him a place at their School of Excellence, but young Andy decided to focus on his tennis career instead. Without a doubt, he would have been an equally successful football player as well. Still, we are all glad that Andy has chosen tennis instead.
How Andy Got To Be The Number One
Andy Murray was the world number 2 for a long time. However, 2016 brought positive changes and made the British athlete the first number one in this sport that comes from Britain, from 1973. In 2016 season this changed when Djokovic did not manage to reach the final of the Paris Masters, and Murray faced Berdych in the semifinals. He was then expected to play against Milos Raonic who has withdrawn from the game, and he became the world number one. Following his success, namely Murray was knighted in 2017, and he won against Milos Raonic in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
The Final of Qatar Open in 2017 also brought a defeat in a match against Djokovic, as well as few other defeats. However, over the time Murray has managed to deal with success and defeat equally successfully. He managed to do something for the British nation which was not achieved since the 70s, and he has built a stable professional tennis career and a family life. This young athlete is certainly a role model for many children in the UK as well as in the world. Not only that he is an incredible athlete, but he is also a humanitarian famous for his work in charity.