Birthday special: Shocking and lesser known facts about Andy Murray

May 15, 2017, 21:11 IST | mid-day online correspondent

World number one tennis player Andy Murray celebrates his birthday today. We give you some interesting and lesser known facts about the British tennis star

On British tennis player Andy Murray’s birthday, we give you some interesting and lesser known facts about him.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray. Pic/ AFP

>> Andy Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Hence, he identifies himself as British and Scottish.

>> He is 6 ft 3 inches and is a right handed player

>> Andy Murray’s parents split when he was only 9-years-old. He lived with his father after that.

>> Murray is married to his teenage love, model Kim Sears

Murray was present at the school during the 1996 Dunblane School Massacre in which 17 people were killed. He hid in a classroom as he did not understand the events taking place.

>> His highest tennis ranking is 2 which he achieved in August 2009. He is currently ranking at no. 3

>> He has won the Wimbledon and US Open in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

>> Andy Murray is quite superstitious. He will not touch a trophy he has not won as he considers it bad luck.

>> Murray has a biography titled ‘Hitting back’.

>> Andy Murray’s favourite music artist is 50 Cent.

>> Murray is also a big fan of karaoke.

>> He also has quite the appetite. He can gobble up about 40 pieces of Sushi in a single go.

>> Murray once purchased a Ferrari, only to sell it later on as he felt it did not fit his image and style.

>> Before receiving the BBC Young Sports Personality award, Murray locked himself in the hotel bathroom.

>> Murray is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Council along with footballer David Beckham.

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