Murray has reached his first ATP semi-final since 2017

Murray has reached his first ATP semi-final since 2017
Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/50102389

British professional tennis player, Sir Andrew Barron Murray has reached his first semifinal in over two years. Actually, it was a hard-fought win over Romanian qualifier, Marius Copil at the European Open. In just two hours, Andrew Barron Murray, the three-times Grand slam champion winner came through 6-3 6-7 (7-9) 6-4. In the opening, he raced 2-0 lead but swiftly pulled back by Copil. The three times Grand slam champion did not lose his courage after his serve broke but instantly went back ahead by stunningly breaking Copil’s serve again. Thirty-two years old Murray created the key break to reach the last four in the final set.

Murray said, “It was a tough one to get through. Thankfully I managed to get the break right at the end. I feel OK now. It’s more about how you pull up the following day.”

He broke down in tears of joy after beating Romanian qualifier, Marius Copil in a tough match in 2018 at the Washington Open. And it is another victory in his list.

The early life of Murray

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the son of William Murray and Judy Murray. The father of Judy Murray, Roy Erskine was a good professional footballer in the late 1950s.

Murray support Hibernian Football Club. It is one of the football teams that his maternal grandfather represented.

He started playing tennis when he was just three years old and his mother used to take him to play on a nearby court. He completed his first ever tournament at the age of five. He is so skillful that when he was just eight years old he started to compete with adults in the Central District Tennis League. His elder brother, Jamie Murray is also a professional tennis player and became a multiple Grand Slam winner.

Career

Murray’s tennis coach from 2011 to 2017, Leon Smith, has described him as “unbelievably competitive”. But Murray admits that he has gained the motivation and skill from his elder brother Jamie. At the age of twelve, he won his age group at the Orange Bowl in 1999. He has won it again at the age of fourteen and created a history. He is one of only nine tennis players who had won the Junior Orange Bowl championship twice in its 70-year history at that time. He has long tournament history in his list like Manchester Challenger, Glasgow Futures event, Edinburgh Futures event, Challenger event in Nottingham and so on. 2005 is the turning year of his career. In March 2005, he became the youngest British player to take part in the Davis Cup. In April, he started playing like a professional and got a wild card entry to play the Open SEAT, a clay-court tournament in Barcelona.

Recently he has read his first ATP semifinal since 2017 by beating Marius Copil at the European Open. It is likely the last tournament of Murray this year. Great Britain will announce their squad regarding the Davis Cup. But Murray could leave early if Kim, his wifegoes into early labor with their third child.

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