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Factbox: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

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LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on Andy Murray who won his second grand slam singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in the final.

* Born: Glasgow, Scotland, May 15, 1987 (age 26)

* A survivor of the 1996 Dunblane School massacre

* A talented all-round sportsman, he turned down a promising career as a soccer player to focus on tennis, leaving his homeland at age 15 to train in Barcelona.

* Became the first British player since Greg Rusedski in 1997 to make a grand slam final when he played the 2008 championship decider in New York, losing to Roger Federer in straight sets.

* Made the Australian Open final in 2010, losing to Federer, again in straight sets.

* In 2011, he reached the Australian Open final for the second straight year, but lost to Djokovic, also in straight sets.

* In 2012, he hired former world number one Ivan Lendl as his coach.

* He became the first British man to reach the final at Wimbledon since Bunny Austin in 1938. He lost to Federer but won a set.

* A few weeks later, he avenged his loss to Federer when he won the gold medal at the London Olympics.

* In winning the U.S. Open, he became the first British man to win a grand slam singles title since Fred Perry won the U.S. Open in 1936.

* He beat Djokovic in an epic five-set U.S. Open final in 2012 to win his first grand slam title.

* Djokovic got his revenge at this year's Australian Open, coming from behind to beat Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2.

* Murray missed this year's French Open due to injury

* Beats top seed Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 to become first British man to win Wimbledon singles title since 1936.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)

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