Andy Murray Player Profile

Andy Murray has been looking in decent form ahead of the Australian Open

Andy Murray has been looking in decent form ahead of the Australian Open

The Brit experienced a difficult 2014 but, towards the end of the year, showed signs of rediscovering the form which helped him become a Grand Slam champion.

Murray begins the year at six in the world rankings and will seek to continue a recent resurgence when he heads to the Australian Open.

The Melbourne tournament has inspired the Scot to produce some of his best tennis and he reached four consecutive semi-finals before last January's quarter-final loss to Roger Federer.

Back then, Murray was still hampered by the effects of back surgery, and the injury-free British No 1 will be better prepared this time.

He began the year with victory in the invitational Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi and, although Novak Djokovc withdrew from the final due to illness, Murray registered an impressive 6-2 6-0 win over Rafael Nadal in his semi-final.

Murray then looked sharp at the Hopman Cup in Perth, where he secured straight sets victories in singles matches against Benoit Paire, Jerzy Janowicz and Marinko Matosevic.

Coach Amelie Mauresmo remains by Murray's side, having survived a cull of his training team, with Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green making way in November.  

The Murray/Mauresmo partnership did not produce the desired results at Wimbledon, where Murray lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight - the first time he failed to reach at least the semi-finals in five years.

Murray was also eliminated in the quarter-finals of the US Open, a tournament he had won in 2012, as Novak Djokovic exacted a measure of revenge.

But his fortunes changed last September as he saved five match points against Tommy Robredo in the Shenzhen final, finally securing a first ATP Tour title since his Wimbledon success.

He followed that up with victory in Vienna against David Ferrer before winning  a marathon Valencia final, once again defeating Spanish veteran Robredo. 

He then reached the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters to secure his place at the season-ending World Tour Finals but his year finished on something of a low note when he failed to reach the semi-finals in London and was thrashed 6-0 6-1 by Roger Federer in his final match there.

Murray is a natural counter-puncher who prefers baseline exchanges, but also possesses great anticipation and a fantastic change of pace.

Andy Murray

  • Nationality: GBR
  • Date Of Birth: May 15, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2005
  • Height: 1.91 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
26/02/15 B Coric ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships QF Lost 1-6, 3-6
25/02/15 J Sousa ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships R2 Won 6-0, 6-2
24/02/15 G Muller ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships R1 Won 6-4, 7-5
13/02/15 G Simon ATP ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament QF Lost 6-4, 6-2
12/02/15 V Pospisil ATP ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament R2 Won 3-6, 5-7
11/02/15 N Mahut ATP ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament R1 Won 3-6, 2-6
10 Year Grand Slam History
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