Unbelievable facts about Andy Murray that you probably didn’t know

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Andy Murray Credit: Alamy
Andy Murray Credit: Alamy

Sir Andy Murray is not for everyone, yet he has still managed to prove himself as a talented tennis player. Get some interesting facts about the hothead that might make you reconsider your feelings for him.

Andy Murray grew up in Dunblane, Scotland, where he began playing tennis at age three.

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Growing up, the Briton excelled in both tennis and football/soccer but chose to make a career out of tennis and moved to Barcelona at 15 to train.

He was born with a bipartite Patella in his right knee, which is a condition that causes the bones in the kneecap to remain separated instead of being joined. This has created many setbacks in his career, as he is known for going through multiple knee surgeries.

The 35-year-old is a massive fan of pizza and ice cream and once stated that he ate pizza before a Wimbledon match when he was younger.

Murray confessed in an interview that he was offered to have a trial with the Glasgow Rangers FC, a Scottish club. However, the Briton turned it down, saying he wanted to focus on tennis.

The star is not the only professional athlete in his family. His brother, Jaime Murray, is also a professional tennis player, and he is currently ranked world No. 20 in the Men’s Doubles.

His mother, Judy Murray, is a tennis coach who captained Great Britain’s Federation Cup team in 2011.

In 2004 Murray won the US Open Junior division at 17 years old, resulting in the BBC naming him its Young Sports Personality of 2004. Following that year, he turned pro and introduced himself to the tennis world as a lean-right-hander with a big serve.

In the early days of his career, he gained a reputation as a talented hothead with no control over his emotions, making him unpopular among fans.

In 2013, Murray won the men’s singles at Wimbledon, making him the first Briton to do it in 77 years.

The Briton is not only a professional tennis player, he also owns a five-star hotel called Cromlix House, which he bought in 2013.

Murray is the only tennis player to win two Olympic Gold medals in singles at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The star was officially knighted by the British Empire in 2016 and continued his impressive year by winning the Wimbledon title and an Olympic Gold Medal.

The 35-year-old was unfortunate to experience a terrible tragedy while growing up. While going through school, he experienced a horrific school shooting at Dunblane Primary School.

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