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Andy Murray of Great Britain wins the Cincinnati Masters 2008.

Andy Murray has lifted some of the weight of Great Britain off of his back as in 2012, as he succeeded to make the Wimbledon finals in July and in August and then win the gold medal in men's singles tennis. It is no secret that Great Britain wants a champion again and despite Tim Henman's success, he was not able to produce under such stressful circumstances.

Andy Murray is able to remain loose, despite such enormous pressure. Now, he faces one of his rivals, Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open finals. Djokovic has won more of these matches. He is 8-6 against Murray. Yet, with Murray's incredible Olympic success, he may finally show Djokovic and the world that he is no longer just going to be satisfied with playing in the finals. He is ready to win it all!

A brief profile of Andy Murray:

Full name: Andrew Murray

Birthday: May 15, 1987

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Hometown: Dunblane, Scotland

Residence: London England

Stats: 6'3, 185

ATP Rank: Number 4

Plays: Right-handed, two- handed backhand

Parents: Will and Judy Murray

Coach: Ivan Lendl

Nicknames: Andy

Turned Pro: 2005

Grand Slam Singles results:

Olympic Success: Andy Murray won the gold medal in Men's singles tennis at the 2012 London Olympics, in front of a home crowd.

Career Record: 363-118

Total prize money: $21,542,501

Social Media/Website:

Favorite Music: 50Cent

Hobbies: Murray's favorite show is "Entourage."

Other facts about Andy Murray: At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with a bipartite patella. This is when the kneecap remains with two separate bones, which is something he was born with-not an injury.

Georgia Makitalo is a lifelong tennis fan whose biggest thrill was attending to the U.S. Open in 2001.

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