William Murray is well known as he is the father of Andy Murray, a well-known tennis player. He is responsible for RS McColl’s newsstands in Scotland.
Andy’s mom and dad can be seen cheering him on at the Canadian Open. We should also know more about his father, his sister and the winner of the Canadian Open.
Who is William Murray, father of tennis player Andy Murray?
William stayed away from the public eye during his sons’ tennis career, unlike their mother Judy, Andy’s father and Jamie Murray’s father. But even though he and their mother broke up, their father was reportedly 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 chain of newsstands in Scotland. William married Judy Erskine in a small ceremony in 1980. Later, Jamie, born in 1986, and Andy, born in 1987, joined the Murray family. But in 2005, after being separated for nine years, they decided to end their marriage.
William says when Jamie and Andy heard about the divorce, they were shocked. He was quoted in the Daily Record as saying: ‘I had to tell them their mum was leaving. It tore me apart to have to hurt them by telling them what I did. He added: “They were upset.”
But even though most people thought that Andy and Jamie Murray were closer to their mother Judy, they stayed with their father after their parents separated. William said in 2009 that he “guarded the family home and looked after them for the next four to five years”.
It was difficult for the Murray parents to separate. Andy Murray told The Telegraph in 2007 that they “didn’t talk to each other much and didn’t get along very well. They are just two different people. He also said everyone in the family, including the kids, was very competitive.
In 2016, Andy and Jamie Murray traveled to a swanky hotel in Dunblane 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. Following his victories in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and London in 2012, he became the first and only athlete, male or female, to win two singles gold medals 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 older than him, is also a professional tennis player. The young athlete became an expert in men’s doubles and in April 2016 he was ranked no. 1 for the first time in his career.
Jamie was born in February 1986 in Glasgow, the capital of Scotland. William and Judith Murray are the parents of the professional tennis player. He grew up in Dunblane, where he went to Dunblane Primary School and then St. Faith’s School, where he stayed for only about eight months before returning home.
Andy Murray won the Canadian Open
In Montreal, up-and-coming American Taylor Fritz beat former No. 1 Andy Murray in a big way. The 35-year-old three-time Grand Slam winner couldn’t beat his opponent, who won the first set 6-1 and the second 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 sat out the Canadian Open. The first-round match between the former world No. 1 and Fritz had to be postponed until Monday due to bad weather.
When they finally hit the field 24 hours later, the Americans had a better day than Montreal, beating them with 29 wins.
Fritz broke the Briton on his fifth break point to go up 2-0. In his first service game, Fritz insisted on loving. After Murray finally got a point, Fritz, who is 6’4″, pulled away from his opponent holding on to love in two more service games and ending the set with his serve.
In the second set, it was much tighter. Murray still had the lead until he hit a forehand into the net at 4-3 which broke his serve. Murray lost his temper and threw his racket into the court. Even though Murray came back the next game to force a break point, Fritz held and broke again to win the game.
Fritz will now play Frances Tiafoe, another American. Tiafoe defeated Benjamin Bonzi in three sets. Cameron Norrie, another British player, beat 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 defeats Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (3) in the first set at CincyTennis. Murray served very well and won the tiebreaker with a risky backhand shot on the line.