Junior tennis[ edit ] Leon Smith , Murray’s tennis coach from 11 to 17,  described Murray as “unbelievably competitive”, while Murray attributes his abilities to the motivation gained from losing to his older brother Jamie. In , at the age of 12, Murray won his age group at the Orange Bowl , a prestigious event for junior players. In his first tournament, he reached the quarter-finals of the Manchester Challenger. In the instated combined rankings, he reached No. SF US Open: Turning professional[ edit ] Murray began ranked No. He then experienced his first Masters event at Cincinnati , where he beat Taylor Dent , before losing in three sets to then-No. With a wild card entry, Murray played Andrei Pavel in the opening round of the US Open , where he recovered from down two sets to one to win his first five-set match.
Roddick lived in Austin, Texas , from age 4 until he was 11, and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida , in the interest of his brother’s tennis career,  attending SEK Boca Prep International School, and graduating in the Class of During that time period, he intermittently trained with Venus and Serena Williams ; he later moved back to Austin. His tennis idol growing up was Andre Agassi.
Juniors[ edit ] Roddick considered quitting competitive tennis at the age of 17 when he had a losing streak in the juniors. His coach, Tarik Benhabiles , talked him into giving tennis four more months of undivided attention. Roddick finished as the No.
Talented Scot who survived Dunblane to become Wimbledon champion – twice over. After losing the final at SW19 to Roger Federer, Murray went one better at the ensuing Olympics then followed.
The Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, were joined by Bill Murray studying for his role in the movie. Then, Columbia Pictures set out to recreate the Punxsutawney Groundhog Day down to the smallest detail. There were, however, many changes made. Columbia Pictures decided to film the movie in a location more accessible to a major metropolitan center. The highways in and around Punxsutawney were few, so Woodstock, Illinois was chosen as the site. Unfortunately, Woodstock’s landscape doesn’t have Pennsylvania’s scenic rolling hills.
Nevertheless, adjustments were made for the production. The actual Gobbler’s Knob is a wooded hill with a beautiful view; the Gobbler’s Knob in the movie is moved to the town square.
Wednesday 4 October With a second Wimbledon title and Olympic gold medal to his name, Andy Murray’s unabated march to world No 1 was in full swing. The Briton’s eventual coronation came in November, beating rival Novak Djokovic to confirm his status as the sport’s best male player. Meanwhile, Johanna Konta was busy making a name for herself after years spent flying under the radar.
Andy Murray has dramatically pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of his home Grand Slam. The double champion, now 31, has played only three competitive matches since hip surgery in January.
Speaking about his recent win, the tennis champion said: Scot Andy, who married wife Kim Sears, from East Sussex, on April 11 , admitted that he had a good feeling before the tournament Scot Andy, who married wife Kim Sears, from East Sussex, on April 11 , admitted that he had a good feeling before the tournament. But he also said he didn’t think he’d win the event but felt as though he ‘had a good shot’.
Gaining a third Grand Slam win has also given him the confidence to feel that he still has other triumphs ahead of him. In an interview with OK , Andy said: Speaking to the Evening Standard , Ellen Murray said: I feel like this was more for myself and my team’ The year-old said she would be too nervous to watch her grandson in action against Australian Nick Kyrgios later that evening. Meanwhile, fans of the tennis champ can now buy a piece of sporting history: It works to inspire others to join us in the fight, help protect millions of lives at risk, and unlock the vital funds needed to do it.
Andy is now offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of sporting history – the shirt he wore when he won the Wimbledon final earlier this month Andy said: We have a real shot at winning the fight against this disease and saving millions of lives. The shirt on offer has been signed by Andy and it comes beautifully framed in a UV reflective frame.
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Tennis career[ edit ] Wawrinka started playing tennis at the age of eight, and he played tennis once a week until he was 11 years old, when he started practice three times a week. Wawrinka stopped attending regular schooling at age 15 to focus full-time on tennis. However, he continued his schooling by distance education with the French organization CNED, which offered him greater flexibility.
He was coached from age eight until June by Dimitri Zavialoff. He achieved a Top ranking by the ATP for the first time on 12 May , and first reached a career peak of world No. He has reached four Grand Slam singles finals in his career to date, winning three: In doubles and team tennis for Switzerland, he has won a gold medal in the men’s doubles event at the Summer Olympics , partnering with Roger Federer , and the Davis Cup in He played in the longest doubles match in history at the Davis Cup, in a tie against the Czech Republic, partnering with Marco Chiudinelli.
Juniors and turning pro[ edit ] Wawrinka started playing international junior events at age 14 and entered the satellite circuit the following year. In Wawrinka became professional. In he had his first steps on the tour and ended the year ranked No.
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An increasingly confident Roger Federer is already a break up on Dusan Lajovic in the third set and is nearing a straight sets victory. Angelique Kerber is now a break up in the second set against Kirsten Flipkens and leads Milos Raonic is through after a real battle with Mikhail Youzhny, coming through 7 , and his potential fourth round opponent Alexander Zverev is two games from a straight sets victory over Frances Tiafoe.
Angelique Kerber continues to scrap against Kirsten Flipkens, with the score locked at in the second set. The wildcard was just starting the third set against Romanian Sorana Cirstea when she collapsed as she moved to the net and attempted to volley. Clutching her right knee, she screamed: Mattek-Sands remained on Court 17 for over 15 minutes before she was taken away on a stretcher before being put in an ambulance.
Cirstea, who had rushed over the net to her aid, was left watching the medical staff in shock on the court. I saw she was on the floor and she started screaming. It was heartbreaking because she went into shock and it took a while until the medical team was there. For a while it was me my husband and her physio. We are like a family and we want everyone to be ok.
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The year-old defeated brave Juan Martin Del Potro to become the first tennis player ever to win two Olympic gold medals in singles. To add to his achievement, Murray did it back-to-back, retaining the title he won so brilliantly on Wimbledon’s Centre Court four years ago. It is Murray’s misfortune, although he would not put it in such terms, to be playing in an era where three all-time greats of the game have dominated the biggest prizes.
Watch the moment Murray won and shared a touching moment with Del Potro here: Andy Murray Britain celebrates after winning his match against Juan Martin Del Potro Both competitors were in floods of tears at the end: Murray insisted he should not now be considered above the trio by any measure, saying: I’m very proud to have been the first one to have done that.