Did you know Andy Murray was almost killed during a mass shooting in school?

Updated: May 15, 2020, 12:33 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland currently, who is ranked No. 129 in men's singles as of March 2020. 

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    Andy Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland as the son of Judy Murray and William Murray. 

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals and former world No. 1.

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    Andy Murray's maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer in the late 1950s. Andy Murray is a supporter of Hibernian Football Club, one of the teams his grandfather represented.

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    Andy Murray began playing tennis at age 3 when he mom Judy would take him to the courts. His first competitive tennis tourney came at age 5.

    Andy Murray posted this picture of himself with his mother and captioned it, "Best way to feel better after a tough day is a big cuddle from your mum. Genuinely been very touched by all of the messages and support from everybody today... It means a lot and has made me feel much more positive than when I woke this morning. Thank you so much."

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    Andy Murray grew up in Dunblane and attended Dunblane Primary School. He was present during the 1996 Dunblane school massacre when Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and a teacher before shooting himself. Andy Murray took cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but in his autobiography Hitting Back he states that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton and his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.

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    At age 10, Andy Murray's parents split. Andy and his brother Jamie lived with their father while also being coached by their mother.

    In picture: Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears

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    Andy Murray began dating Kim Sears, daughter of Nigel Sears, in 2005. Their engagement was announced in November 2014, and they married on 11 April 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral in his home town, with the reception at his Cromlix House hotel (Andy Murray's father also remarried at the venue the following year). The couple have two daughters.

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    Andy Murray's career record is 673–196 with a winning percentage of 77.4.

    In picture: Andy Murray with a friend

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    On January 11, 2019, Andy Murray had announced that he would likely retire soon as he was suffering immense pain due to a hip injury and could not tolerate the pain any longer.

    Three champions in one picture, Andy Murray posted this picture with Rafael Nadal and Yao Ming.

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    After a hiatus, Andy Murray also played Wimbledon in 2019 in men's doubles and mixed doubles.

    In picture: Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears at a tennis event

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    Andy Murray posted this picture of himself and wife Kim at a golf club, he wrote, "Spent some time today at @thebarclaysgolf with Kim and few of the team. Great to see @rorymcilroy in action. @pgatour #golf"

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    Andy Murray posted this picture of himself and his wife Kim Sears at a visit to Scotland.

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    Andy Murray posted this picture of a beer party on New Year's Eve, He wrote, 'celebrating the end of 2018. What a shit year that was!'

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    Andy Murray is a hard trainer and we all know that. He shared this picture from one of his training sessions and wrote, "Harder than it looks"

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    Andy Murray looks in good company in this pictute, he wrote, "Happy Olympic day from me and my friends"

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    Andy Murray posted this picture of himself with Jose Mourinho and wrote, "Great catching up with Jose after my match today. He loves his tennis. #Queens"

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray posted this picture with his pet dogs and wrote, "Missed these guys!"

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About The Gallery

British tennis star as Andy Murray celebrates his birthday today. We take a look at the former no. 1 tennis player's life with wife Kim Sears and how he dodged a bullet in school during a mass shooting by one of his childhood friends. (Pictures Courtesy/ Andy Murray Instagram)