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Tennis

Factfile of US Open champion Andy Murray
AFP
New York, September 11, 2012
First Published: 16:49 IST(11/9/2012)
Last Updated: 16:51 IST(11/9/2012)

Factfile on US Open winner Andy Murray, who became the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since 1936 by defeating Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic in Monday's US Open final:
   
ANDY MURRAY (GBR)
World ranking: 3 (as of new rankings on Tuesday)
Birthdate: May 15, 1987
Birthplace: Dunblane, Scotland
Residence: London, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Turned pro: 2005
Coach: Ivan Lendl
Career singles titles: 24
Grand Slam singles titles: 1 (2012 US Open)
Best US Open result: Champion (2012)
Career prize money: $23,442,501
   
One month after winning the London Olympic gold medal and two months after being reduced to tears after an emotional runner-up finish at Wimbledon, Murray finally captured his long-sought first Grand Slam title by defeating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.

He became the first British man to win a Grand Slam crown since Fred Perry in 1936 and the first British player since Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon women's title in 1977. Murray went 0-4 in his first four Grand Slam finals, just as his coach Ivan Lendl had.


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