Let us have a look at some interesting facts about Andy Murray, and get to know a part of unknown facts about the former world number one’s personal life too.
The defending Wimbledon champion was the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. One of the popular faces of Great Britain has a few facts that you may never know until now. Here are the most interesting facts about Andy Murray.
1. Interested in sports beyond Tennis
Andy did play football along with tennis in his teenage. In one of the interviews, he confessed that he refused the offer for the trials with Glasgow Rangers FC, Scottish Club as he wanted to concentrate on his tennis career. He not only plays these two but also is a huge basketball fan and pro wrestling fan.
2. Born with a bipartite patella
Murray is known for going through many knee surgeries throughout his whole tennis career. He is born with a bipartite patella in his right knee, a condition in which the bones in the knee cap remain separated instead of being joined from childhood. Despite many surgeries, he still sometimes feels pain during matches leading to take him painkilling injections.
3. Owns a five-star hotel
Andy Murray is not only a professional tennis player but, has bought a Victorian mansion called Cromlix House in 2013. His brother, Jamie’s wedding took place in the same mansion.
4. Holds unique Olympic record
Murray is the only tennis player, male or female, to win two Gold medals in Singles at both the London Olympic Games 2012 as well as Rio de Janeiro 2016.
5. Survived a tragedy
Andy Murray rarely speaks about the incident of the tragic shooting at Dunblane Primary School. He luckily survived by covering himself in his classroom as the gunmen Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and one teacher.
6. Ice-cream or Pizza lover
Murray has been an ice-cream lover since his childhood, he said ” I can eat ice cream the whole day, from midday till going to bed at night”. But he was also fond of eating pizzas, he would eat pizza before his Wimbledon match when he was young but now he managed his diet properly.
7. Belong to the sports family
Andy’s older brother Jamie Murray is also a professional tennis player and is currently ranked world no. 20 (Men Doubles). They both played many doubles matches in Davis Cup and make great doubles pair. His grandfather was also a football player.
From Andy Murray to Sir Andy Murray, he was knighted officially by British Empire in 2016 as he had an outstanding year becoming world number one by winning the Wimbledon title and the Olympic Gold medal the same year.
9. Global Ambassador
Andy Murray is a philanthropist, he is representing many organizations all over the globe. He is the Global Ambassador for UNICEF, Malaria No More United Kingdom, WWF, and United for Wildlife.
10. Launching own sportswear brand
British icon Andy Murray and Castore, the premium British Sportswear brand, launched their debut ‘Andy Murray Castore‘ or AMC in November 2019. Each product name acknowledges a city where Andy won a tournament. This sportswear line is eco-friendly techno-garments.
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