Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Biography of Andy Murray

Andrew "Andy" Murray ( born 15 May 1987 ) is a Scottish professional tennis player and current British No.1. He is currently ranked No.4 in the world, but was ranked No.2 from 17 August 2009 to 31 August 2009, making him the highest-ranked British male player since Fred Perry.

Murray achieved a top 10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on 16 April 2007. He has reached two Grand Slam finals, the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open, finishing runner-up to Roger Federer both times.

Playing Style : Murray is best described as a defensive counter-puncher, his greatest strengths include solid groundstrokes with low error rate, the uncanny ability to anticipate and react, and his transition from defence to offence with extraordinary speed which enables him to hit winners from defensive positions.

Early in his career, most of his main tour wins came on hard courts. However, he claimed to prefer clay courts, because of his training in Barcelona as a junior player.

Equipment : Murray is sponsored by Head for his racquets, and uses the new Head Youtek Radical Pro. He wore Fred Perry apparel until late 2009, when he signed a five-year £10m contract with Adidas, which he began wearing at the start of the 2010 season.

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