Last updated on: 7/8/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Andy Murray Biography

Title:
Professional tennis player
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“I support drug testing and strongly condemn any use of drugs in sport…”

“Andy Murray Criticises New Anti-Doping Rules,” Times (UK), Feb. 6, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professional tennis player, 2005-present
  • Winner, Men’s Singles, Wimbledon, 2013
  • Winner, Men’s Singles, US Open, 2012
  • Winner, gold medal, 2012 London Olympics
  • Recipient, AEGON Player of the Month, Feb. 2009
  • Won his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour title, San Jose, CA, 2006
  • Recipient, Young Player of the Year, British Lawn Tennis Association, 2005-2006
  • Won the US Open junior title, 2004
  • Recipient, BBC Young Sports Personality, 2004
Education:
  • Attended Dunblane High School (Scotland)
Other:
  • Born May 15, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Youngest ever player to represent Britain in Davis Cup
  • Career prize money $29,796,428 (as of July 8, 2013)
  • Ranked number two in the world (as of July 8, 2013)
  • On July 7, 2013, became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years
  • Lost to Roger Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon final, the 2010 Australian Open final and the 2008 US Open final
Quoted in:
  1. Is the 2009 WADA "Whereabouts" Rule (Requiring Professional Athletes to Report Three Months in Advance Where They Will Be for One Hour Every Day) an Unfair Invasion of Athletes' Privacy?