Andy Murray parents William Murrary and Judy Murray raised him in Dunblane. Judy is a tennis coach who holds sixty four Scottish titles.
Murray began playing tennis at three years old when Judy took him to play on the local courts. He grew up with an older sibling, Jamie, and they were both coached by their mom.
Andy was already competing by age five and even competed with adults by the time he was eight. He made his top 10 debuts in 2007 at the age of 19.
Murray has won 46 ATP singles titles and was ranked world No. 1 by the ATP for 41 weeks in 2016. He won two Olympic gold medals, one at the 2012 London Olympics and another at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Andy Murray Childhood Growing Up
Andy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Judy and William Murray. William and Judy raised two tennis stars.
Their oldest, Jamie Murray, is a Davis Cup winner, former doubles World No. 1, and seven-time Grand Slan doubles champion. Their second son, Andy, has won three Grand Slam singles titles, a US Open, and two Wimbledon.
Judy is always present during her kids' matches and receives much media attention.
Andy Murray Mother Judy Murray
Judy is a tennis coach and former tennis champion. During her junior and senior career in Scotland, she won 64 titles. She even decided to go on a professional tour in 1976; however, she gave up competing professionally after getting homesick and robbed in Barcelona.
Judy's coached her sons Andy and Jamie before their professional careers blossomed. Since then, she has coached several players at the national as well as regional levels under the Lawn Tennis Association.
For her contribution and services to tennis, women in sport, and charity, Andy was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2017.
Besides tennis, Murray has also appeared on television, including The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special and Strictly Come Dancing.
Judy is one of the few celebrities to have admitted to having a facelift. She underwent a £4500 non-surgical facelift as she still wanted to look good when she appeared in public. She did not want anything invasive or extreme as she just wanted her skin to look more youthful and fresher, as per The Telegraph.
Where Is Andy Murray's Dad?
Andy's father William Murray is currently working at a Scottish newsagent company called RS McColl Newsagents.
He is the regional manager for their office in Dunblane.
Many people have believed that William was an absent father as he is rarely seen courtside during Andy's matches. However, it isn't the case, as he has been Andy and Jamie's biggest supporters since they began their tennis careers.
Murray talked to Daily Record and stated that because his sons are in the public eye, Judy is always there for them, which is how it has worked out. He added that he is not the kind of person who runs out and demands publicity.
William is happy to stand back in the shadows and support his children.
Are Murray's Parents Divorced?
Judy and William married in 1980. However, they separated around 1997, when Andy was 10 years old. They officially divorced in March 2005.
Judy implied that her ambition as a competitive tennis player and a coach negatively impacted her married life. Their divorce was caustic, and the kids took it hard.
William had to tell Andy and Jamie that Judy was leaving home. The kids lived with their dad, and their mom was very much involved during their childhood. William worked full-time and cooked for the boys after they came home from school.
In 2007, Andy told The Telegraph about his trauma over his father and mother's separation and added that his anger helped develop a competitive spirit.
The tennis star always felt a competition between Judy and William, and if he stayed with his mom for two nights, he thought he should stay with his dad for the same number of nights.
Andy Murray Dad Had A Second Wedding Ceremony
William got married for the second time in 2016. Willie and Sam Watson had been dating for 12 years before the wedding.
He proposed to Sam on Christmas Eve, 2014, during a romantic walk on the beach.
Both Andy and Jamie attended the joyous occasion along with their family. They wore tartan kilts with waistcoats and black bow ties.
The couple had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Andy's hotel Cromlix House in Dunblane. Their close friends and relatives, including Andy's new stepsisters, Brogan, Caitlin, and Erin, attended the nuptials.
Andy Murray Partner Kim Sears
Murray married Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Dunblane, Scotland, on April 11, 2015.
The couple first met at the 2005 US Open. Kim accompanied Andy to the 2006 SAP Open, and he admitted to being more relaxed on the court. They got engaged in 2014.
Murray told The New York Times Kim has a good sense of humor and that she is very protective and loyal to him. She is not the biggest fan of being in public. Kim does not prefer people commenting on how she looks and what she is wearing.
Sears is a skilled painter who shares animal and plant portraits on her Instagram account.
Andy Murray Wife Age
Kim Sears was born on December 10, 1987, and her current age is 35 years old. She grew up in Barcombe, United Kingdom.
She graduated with A-levels with A-grades in music, drama, and art. She then studied at Sussex University.
Kim currently lives in Leatherhead, Surrey, with her husband, children, and two dogs.
Andy's Father in Law Is A Tennis Coach
Andy and Kim were first introduced by her dad Nigel Sears at the US Open. Nigel was the head of the Women's Tennis Association at the time.
An esteemed international coach, Nigel has coached Amanda Coetzer, Ana Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova, and Emma Raducanu.
During the 2016 Australian Open, Nigel had a health scare as he collapsed in the stands. He was watching his player, Ivanovic play in the Margaret Court Area when he fell heavily.
Sears is married to Leonore Sears, and the pair currently live in the south of England.
Murray Has Four Kids In The Family
Andy and Kim have four young kids; three daughters and one son.
They are Sophia Olivia Murray, Teddy Barron Murray, and Eddie Murray, and the youngest's name is yet to be public.
Murray, on several occasions, has talked about his kids and how hard it is to stay away from them for extended periods due to work commitments.
While playing at the Swiss Indoors in Basel in 2022, he missed his second oldest daughter and son's birthday. He wanted to be there for them as much as possible, as per Yahoo! Sports.
Some glimpses of the four children were seen in 2019 during the documentary about the tennis player's life.
Andy Murray's Daughter Age
Sophia Olivia Murray was born on February 7, 2016, and her current age is 6.
Their second daughter, Eddie Murray, was born in 2018 and is currently 4 years old.
Andy and Kim's son Teddy Barron was born in October 2019 and is currently three years old.
The couple's youngest daughter was born in March 2021. She is one year old and will soon be turning two in March 2023.
Andy spoke about Sophia and said she plays tennis once a week, reports Hello Magazine. He also stated Kim wanted four kids, whereas Andy was fine with three.
Inside Murray Personal Life
Unlike most athletes, Andy has preferred to keep his personal life away from the media attention.
He hardly posts pictures of his kids on Instagram and has only posted a few photos with his wife.
He lives in an epic mansion in Leatherhead. Andy bought the house in 2016, and it also has a tennis court. He previously lived in an epic £5 million mansion in Surrey. The five-bedroom house with a swimming pool, sauna, gym, and cinema room was sold in 2022.
Murray is also close to his grandparents. His 85-year-old grandma, Shirley Erskine, once refused to speak to him because he swore on the court during a match when he was 14. Andy was gutted but admitted to still swearing on the court, as per Daily Mail.
His maternal grandpa, Roy Erskine, is a former footballer who played in the Scottish Football League. Roy is an optician by profession and used to play tennis. However, the Scottish tennis authorities prohibited him from actively continuing the sport after he became a footballer.