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Andrew "Andy" Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player and currently the highest-ranked British player. Murray achieved a top 10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on 16 April 2007. In 2008, Murray finished runner-up to Roger Federer at the 2008 US Open, and he reached a career-high ranking of World No. 3 in May 2009.

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In 2005, Murray won the BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Award and the sport section of the Top Scot awards. Murray is most proficient on a fast surface (such as hard courts), although he has worked hard since 2008 on improving his clay court game. Murray works with a team of fitness experts, and Miles Maclagan is his main coach. He was previously coached by American Brad Gilbert, who used to coach former World No. 1 players Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

Murray's elder brother Jamie is a top 100 doubles player.

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Andy Murray was born to Willie and Judy in Glasgow, Scotland. His maternal grandfather Roy Erskine was a professional footballer who played reserve team matches for Hibernian and senior football for Stirling Albion; Murray has a bipartite patella, where the kneecap remains as two separate bones instead of fusing together in early childhood. Murray attended Dunblane Primary School, where he experienced the Dunblane Massacre of 1996. Thomas Hamilton killed 17 people, mostly children who were in a younger age group than Murray, before turning one of his four guns on himself. Murray himself took cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but in his autobiography Hitting Back he says that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton, and that his mother gave him rides in her car. Murray went on to attend Dunblane High School.

Wimbledon 2009: Andy Murray
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Murray's girlfriend since 2006 is Kim Sears, daughter of Nigel Sears, former tennis coach of the Slovak player Daniela Hantuchov√°. The couple live in a house in Surrey.

Murray supports two professional football teams. As a result of his grandfather playing for Hibernian, Murray supports them as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers due to the influence of Great Britain's Davis Cup Captain John Lloyd (a noted Wolves fan himself). Murray is often seen wearing the Wolves shirt that was presented to him by Lloyd.

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