Andrew Murray Profile
Andy Murray is the big hope of British tennis. The only British player in his generation with the skill and stamina to win at the highest level, Murray has claimed a string of Masters titles during his career but is yet to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Andy Murray Bio
Andy Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 15th of May 1987. His family had a strong sporting pedigree, and his grandfather played professional football in the Scottish leagues. Murray, however, did not appear to be destined for a sporting career when born with a deformed kneebone.
Fortunately Murray’s knee problems did not hamper his development as a sportsman, and by the age of 11 he was already a proficient tennis player. His skills earned him a place in the Schiller Tennis School in Barcelona, and by the age of 16 he had won the Junior US Open
Andy Murray Playing Style
Andy Murray claims to prefer the clay court surface due to having learnt his skills on the clay of Barcelona. However, his best career results have all been achieved on hard courts. Murray is known as one of the strongest counter-punchers in the men’s game and plays a superb tactical game.
Andy Murray Achievements
Andy Murray’s most impressive results have been achieved in the Masters Series Tournaments. The Scot has won four Masters titles on hard courts and has defeated all of the best players in his generation. Murray has also reached the final of a grand slam tournament three times, losing to Roger Federer in both the Australian Open final and US Open final, while losing out to Novak Djokovic in his most recent grand slam final appearance.
Andy Murray 2011 French Open Form
Andy Murray has not been in the best form ahead of the 2011 French Open. Since reaching the final of the Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic, Murray has failed to make the final of another tournament. The Scot is yet to win a tournament on tour in 2011, and looks to be in the midst of another slump after a promising start to the year.