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
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: http://www.andymurray.com
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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