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The Story of our Tennis Champ – Andy Murray

Posted May 14 2013 4:23pm

Tomorrow marks Andy Murray’s 26 th birthday so it seems only fair to reminisce on his rise to becoming one of the world’s best Tennis players.

Renowned around the world for his incredible skill for tennis, the professional sportsman, who was originally born in Glasgow, is Britain’s number one tennis player and is also ranked number two in the world. Murray’s brother is also a professional tennis player playing on the doubles circuits whilst his granddad was a professional footballer in the late 50s which shows that being sporty and fit seems to run in the family.

The Scotsman grew up in Glasgow but then moved over to Barcelona at the age of 15 to study at Schiller International School which he admitted was a big sacrifice. Here Andy trained on the clay courts of the Sanchez-Casual Academy alongside Emilio Sanchez who used to be the world’s number one doubles player.

Andy Murray has had many successes since he started playing tennis when he was around 11 years old. Leon Smith was his personal coach up until he was 17 years of age who seen him develop into an ‘unbelievably competitive’ young man. By 2004, Murray reached number two in the world. The talented sportsman has since brought home gold and silver Olympic medals from the 2012 Olympics.

Unsurprisingly, Andy is usually captured on camera wearing comfortable sportswear for his matches. Common accessories worn by the Scotsman include baseball caps, sweatbands and sports watches. However, when he is off duty he likes to dress casually in a jeans and t-shirt combo.

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