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Last Updated: Friday June 19 2009 09:38 GMT

In Pictures: Andy Murray

Andy Murray with his Mum Judy

Andy Murray was born on 15 May 1987 in Glasgow. Here he is with his tennis coach mum after winning the boys' US Open in 2004.

Andy Murray

Andy was a keen tennis player from the age of three and turned professional in 2005.

Greg Rusedski

In the same year, Andy became the youngest Davis Cup player. Here he is with his doubles partner for the rubber Greg Rusedski.

Andy Murray

On 20 June 2005, Murray was ranked 312th in the world. A couple of days later, he defeated 14th seed Radek Stepanek at Wimbledon!

Murray was tipped to take Tim Henman's crown as the king of British tennis. When the two finally met in a professional competition, Murray beat Henman  6-2 5-7 7-6.

Murray was tipped to take Tim Henman's crown as the king of British tennis. When the two finally met in a professional competition, Murray beat Henman 6-2 5-7 7-6.

Andrew Murray at Australian Open press conference

But at the 2006 Australian Open, Murray lost his first round match.

Andy Murray after beating Lleyton Hewitt

He was determined to recover - and did just that, beating Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the SAP Open. The result propelled his world ranking to 47.

Andy Murray with SAP trophy

A week later, he overtook Tim Henman in the world rankings to become Britain's number one tennis player. Henman had been Britain's top player since 1999.

In April 2007, Murray broke into the top 10 players in the world. By June, he was the world number nine, but enters the 2007 Wimbledon tournament still recovering from a wrist injury.

In April 2007, Murray broke into the top 10 players in the world. By June, he was world number eight, but had to pull out of Wimbledon after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

Andy Murray

Andy's biggest Grand Slam moment so far came at the US Open in 2008. He beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals before losing to Roger Federer in the final.

Andy Murray

By the French Open in 2009 Murray was the third best player in the world. No other British man has ever been ranked that high in the world before.

Andy Murray

With Wimbledon 2009 looming, Andy Murray hit top form, winning the warm-up tournament at Queen's Club in London. It was the first time he'd won a grass-court tournament.

Andy Murray

But in 2010 Andy Murray crashed out of both Queens and the French Open in the run-up to Wimbledon.

Andy Murray

Here he is quenching his thirst during training just before the Wimbledon tennis championship.