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Sports Personality 10: Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Sports Personality preview show looks at Murray's 2009

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Sheffield Arena Date: Sunday, 13 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 2-11 December (in alphabetical order).


Andy Murray once again flew the flag for British tennis in 2009. The 22-year-old had an outstanding year winning six tournaments including two top tier Masters events at Miami and Montreal.

Those wins helped propel him to a career-high ranking of world number two - the highest ever by a British player.

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Murray also won a first tournament on home soil at Queen's just before Wimbledon - but his dream of glory at SW19 was ended by Andy Roddick in the semi-finals.

That was his best performance at Wimbledon - and he also enjoyed his best run in the French Open, reaching the quarter-finals.

Murray first began playing tennis at the tender age of three in Dunblane, Scotland.

Despite the fact the youngster developed into a very good footballer too, Murray continued with racket in hand and went to train at the Sanchez Casal academy in Barcelona at the age of 15.

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That experience proved invaluable and soon the wider sporting world began to take notice of the Scot.

He won the 2004 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year as a result of winning the US Open boys title.

Since then the brilliant Briton has won 14 singles titles and appeared in one Grand Slam final.

See a full preview of this year's top 10 on Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders, BBC One, Wednesday 2 December 2245 GMT


Highlights from Murray's year:



SPORTS PERSONALITY:
Sun 13 Dec, 1900 GMT,
BBC One & BBC Radio 5 Live.

see also
Sports Personality 10: Jenson Button
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Sports Personality 10: Mark Cavendish
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Sports Personality 10: Tom Daley
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Sports Personality 10: Jessica Ennis
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Sports Personality 10: Ryan Giggs
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Sports Personality 10: David Haye
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Sports Personality 10 : Phillips Idowu
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Sports Personality 10: Andrew Strauss
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Sports Personality 10: Beth Tweddle
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality


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