If you are a fan of tennis, you may have heard of Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, two of the most successful British players in recent history. But are they related? And if so, how close are they? In this article, we will explore the family ties and the professional careers of these two tennis stars.
Who are Andy Murray and Jamie Murray?
Andy Murray and Jamie Murray are brothers who were born in Glasgow, Scotland. Andy is the younger brother, born on 15 May 1987, while Jamie is the older brother, born on 13 February 1986. They have a third sibling, a sister named Judy, who is also a former professional tennis player and coach.
Both Andy and Jamie started playing tennis at a young age, encouraged by their mother Judy, who was a national coach for Scotland. They trained at the local Dunblane Sports Club and later moved to Barcelona, Spain, to attend the Sanchez-Casal Academy, a prestigious tennis school.
What are their achievements in tennis?
Andy Murray is one of the most accomplished singles players in the history of tennis. He has won three Grand Slam titles: the US Open in 2012, and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. He is also the only player to win two Olympic gold medals in singles, which he did at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has also won 14 Masters 1000 titles, one ATP Finals title, and reached the world number one ranking in November 2016.
Jamie Murray is a specialist in doubles, where he has won seven Grand Slam titles: two in men’s doubles (the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016) and five in mixed doubles (Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017, and the US Open in 2017, 2018, and 2019). He has also won two Masters 1000 titles, one ATP Finals title, and reached the world number one ranking in doubles in April 2016. He is also a Davis Cup champion with Great Britain in 2015.
How is their relationship as brothers?
Andy and Jamie have a close bond as brothers, but they also have a competitive streak that drives them to excel in their respective fields. They have played together as doubles partners on several occasions, most notably at the Davis Cup and the Olympics. However, they have also faced each other as opponents on some occasions, such as at the Cincinnati Masters in 2015 and at the Washington Open in 2018.
According to Jamie Murray’s website, he describes his relationship with Andy as follows:
“We get on well with each other. We don’t see each other that much because we’re always travelling to different places. But we speak to each other quite a lot on the phone or on Skype or whatever. We support each other when we’re playing. We want each other to do well.”
According to Andy Murray’s biography, he reveals that he and Jamie used to fight a lot when they were younger, but they have grown closer over time:
“We used to fight all the time when we were younger – it was pretty brutal – but we get on really well now. We’re very different personalities but we’ve been through a lot together.”
Andy Murray and Jamie Murray are indeed related: they are brothers who share a passion for tennis and a remarkable talent for the sport. They have both achieved remarkable feats in their careers, making them two of the most successful British players of all time. They have also supported each other through thick and thin, while maintaining a healthy rivalry that pushes them to improve. They are truly an inspiration for tennis fans around the world.