William Murray is known for being the father of Andy Murray, a well-known tennis player. He is responsible for RS McColl’s newsstands in Scotland.
Andy’s father and mother can be seen cheering him on at the Canadian Open. We should also learn more about his father, sister and Canadian Open winner.
Who is William Murray, father of tennis player Andy Murray?
William has kept out of the public eye during his sons’ tennis careers, unlike their mother Judy, Andy’s father and Jamie Murray’s father. But although he and her mother have split, it is said that her father was just as involved in the lives of the two-time Wimbledon champion and his brother Jamie.
William Murray is from Dunblane and works as a regional manager for RS McColl, a kiosk chain in Scotland. William married Judy Erskine in a small ceremony in 1980. Later, Jamie who was born in 1986 and Andy who was born in 1987 joined the Murray family. But in 2005, after nine years of separation, they decided to end their marriage.
William says Jamie and Andy were shocked to hear about the divorce. He was quoted in the Daily Record as saying: “I had to tell them their mother was leaving. I was torn to hurt them by telling them what I had done. He added, “They were upset.”
But while most people thought Andy and Jamie Murray were closer to their mother, Judy, they stayed with their father after their parents split. William said in 2009 that he “kept the family home and looked after them for the next four to five years.”
The separation was difficult for the Murray parents. Andy Murray told The Telegraph in 2007 that they “didn’t speak much and didn’t get along very well. They’re just two different people.” He also said everyone in the family, including the kids, is very competitive.
In 2016, Andy and Jamie Murray went to a swanky Dunblane hotel to watch their father marry his longtime partner Sam Watson.
Is there a sister for Andy Murray?
Sir Andy Murray is a British tennis player who plays professionally. After his victories in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and London 2012, he became the first and only athlete, male or female, to win two gold medals in the individual at the Olympic Games.
Andy Murray is an only child. Andy and his brother are the only two children their parents have. Jamie Murray, who is two years his senior, is also a professional tennis player. The young athlete has become an expert in men’s doubles and in April 2016 was ranked No. 1 for the first time in his career.
Jamie was born in Glasgow, the capital of Scotland, in February 1986. William and Judith Murray are the tennis pro’s parents. He grew up in Dunblane where he attended Dunblane Primary School and then St Faith’s School where he only stayed for around eight months before returning home.
Andy Murray won the Canadian Open
In Montreal, Taylor Fritz, a rising American, defeated former No. 1 Andy Murray in a very strong manner. The 35-year-old three-time Grand Slam winner couldn’t beat his opponent, who won the first set 6-1 and the second set 6-3. Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie both won, which was better news for the Brits.
Andy Murray lost to Taylor Fritz 6-1, 6-3 and was eliminated from the Canadian Open. The first round match between the former number 1 in the world and Fritz had to be postponed to Monday due to bad weather.
When they finally took the field 24 hours later, the Americans were having a better day than Montreal, beating them with 29 wins.
Fritz broke the Brit on his fifth break point and took a 2-0 lead. In his first service game, Fritz held to love. After Murray finally scored a point, Fritz, who is 6’4″ tall, pulled away from his opponent by holding in two more service games and finishing the set with his serve.
In the second set it got much tighter. Murray still had the lead until he netted a forehand when the score was 4-3, breaking his serve. Murray lost his temper and threw his bat into the court. Although Murray came back to force a break point in the next game, Fritz held and broke again to win the match.
Fritz now plays Frances Tiafoe, another American. Tiafoe beat Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets. Cameron Norrie, another British player, defeated Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-4 in 1 hour and 14 minutes after losing the Los Cabos Open final a few days earlier.
Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka 7: 6 (3) in the first set of CincyTennis. Murray served well and won the tiebreak with a risky backhand shot over the line.