Andy Murray is a Scottish-born British professional tennis player. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranked him world No. 1 for 41 weeks, and he was the year-end No. 1 in 2016. He has reached eleven major finals and won three Grand Slam singles titles, two at Wimbledon (2013 and 2016) and one at the US Open (2012). Murray was ranked in the top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 to October 2017, and in eight of the nine year-end rankings during that time, he ended no lower than fourth. Murray has 46 ATP singles victories under his belt, including 14 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
Murray traveled to Barcelona at the age of 15 to train at the Sánchez-Casal Academy, where he was originally tutored by his mother Judy and older brother Jamie. He began his professional career about the same time as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were the two most powerful players in men’s tennis. Murray enjoyed quick success on the ATP Tour, debuting in the top ten at the age of 19 in 2007.
Murray and Novak Djokovic had separated themselves from the rest of the men’s tennis field by 2010, joining Federer and Nadal in the Big Four, the group of players who dominated men’s tennis in the decade.
Murray struggled against the rest of the Big Four at first, losing his first four Grand Slam finals to Federer, Djokovic, and Federer. In 2012, he made a huge breakthrough by defeating Novak Djokovic to win the US Open. He became the first British Grand Slam singles champion since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first man since Fred Perry in 1936, with this victory. He had defeated Federer in the men’s singles final in the 2012 London Olympics a month before.
Who is Kim Sears?
Andy Murray’s wife, Kim Sears, is a tennis player.
She received A-grades in music, theater, and art for her A-levels, and went on to Sussex University to study.
She was born in Balcombe on December 10, 1987, and now lives in Surrey with Murray, her two children, and two dogs.
Sophia, the oldest daughter, was born in 2016, followed by Edie in 2017. Kim then gave birth to a son, Teddy, in 2019 and a daughter, who has yet to be named, in 2021.
On April 11, 2015, the pair married at Dunblane Cathedral.
She went to the same school as Holly Willoughby, the presenter of This Morning, in Burgess Hill, Sussex, though she was a few years older.
When did Andy Murray and Kim Sears first meet?
They met for the first time at the US Open in 2005, when she was 17 and Murray was 18.
As the head of the Women’s Tennis Association at the time, Kim’s father, Nigel Sears, introduced the two.
Murray kissed Kim after winning his first tournament in 2006, revealing that they were a couple. They briefly split up that year before reconciling and remaining inseparable ever since.