Andy Murray: Interesting facts

May 14, 2013, 15:12 IST | By A Correspondent

As the British tennis sensation and the current World No. 2 turns 26, here's a compilation of some trivia related to the man

The tennis star was born with a bipartite patella. In this condition, the kneecap remains as two separate bones instead of becoming one in early childhood

Andy Murray

Murray attended Dunblane Primary School in Scotland and was witness to the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, in which 17 people were killed

Murray defeated Novak Djokovic at the 2012 US Open, thus becoming the first British player since 1977, and the first British male since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament

The 2012 US Open win also made him the only British man to become a Grand Slam singles champion during the Open Era

In the 2012 Olympic Games, Murray defeated Roger Federer to win the gold medal in the men's singles. The triumph made him the first British champion in tennis in over 100 years. Murray also won a silver medal in the mixed doubles

As of now, Murray is the only player to win the Olympic gold medal and the US Open title back-to-back

In the year 2011, Murray reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments held in the year. This made him only the seventh player in the Open Era to do so

Murray has tasted heartbreak on a number of occasions. He has been the runner-up in five Grand Slam singes finals till date -- the 2008 US Open, the 2010 Australian Open, the 2011 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon and the 2013 Australian Open 

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