Andy Murray http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25270/all en Tennis: Home-town honour reduces Murray to tears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/tennis-home-town-honour-reduces-murray-tears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling.</p> <p>"It feels good to be home," said Murray, his voice cracking with emotion, during a ceremony at his former school, Dunblane High.</p> <p>The 26-year-old was seen to pause and wipe his eyes several times during his speech, as a crowd including local officials, his parents, and girlfriend Kim Sears looked on.</p> <p>"I'm going to keep this very short because there's a good chance I'll get emotional," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/tennis-home-town-honour-reduces-murray-tears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:02:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128748 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140406/tennis-fognini-stuns-murray-pull-italy-level-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday.</p> <p>It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward.</p> <p>Fognini said: "Now it's 2-2, we need one more extra point. I'm really happy for my performance."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140406/tennis-fognini-stuns-murray-pull-italy-level-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray Fabio Fognini Tennis AFP Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:16:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114623 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140406/tennis-fognini-stuns-murray-pull-italy-level <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday.</p> <p>It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward.</p> <p>Murray started in positive fashion, breaking the Italian number one in the first game of the first set.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140406/tennis-fognini-stuns-murray-pull-italy-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray Fabio Fognini Tennis AFP Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:34:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114595 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Davis Cup bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/tennis-murray-sweeps-seppi-revive-davis-cup-bid-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday.</p> <p>World number eight Murray had won the first set on Friday but had to save four set points on his way to levelling the second set at 5-5 before poor light stopped play.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/tennis-murray-sweeps-seppi-revive-davis-cup-bid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis AFP Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:32:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114202 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Davis Cup bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/tennis-murray-sweeps-seppi-revive-davis-cup-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday.</p> <p>World number eight Murray had won the first set on Friday but had to save four set points on his way to levelling the second set at 5-5 before poor light stopped play.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/tennis-murray-sweeps-seppi-revive-davis-cup-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis AFP Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:33:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114178 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Djokovic beats Murray to reach Miami semi-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/tennis-djokovic-beats-murray-reach-miami-semi-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number two Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to book his semi-final berth at the Miami ATP Masters.</p> <p>Djokovic recovered an early break in the second set to notch the victory in one hour and 29 minutes.</p> <p>It was the first meeting between the two since Murray defeated the Serbian in the Wimbledon final to become the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the All England Club's men's singles title.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/tennis-djokovic-beats-murray-reach-miami-semi-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Tennis AFP Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:05:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6105971 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray says Lendl split was on good terms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/tennis-murray-says-lendl-split-was-good-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray remained confident of defending his title at the ATP Miami Masters as he explained his surprise split from coach Ivan Lendl on Thursday after two years together.</p> <p>"It was mutual," Murray said. "We sat down Saturday evening, we went and had dinner, chatted for an hour about other stuff and then we chatted about us moving forward.</p> <p>"That had been planned for a few weeks. We planned to sit down when I got to Miami to discuss moving forward."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/tennis-murray-says-lendl-split-was-good-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray Ivan Lendl Tennis AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101118 at http://www.globalpost.com Murray says chewed over split with Lendl over dinner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/murray-says-chewed-over-split-lendl-over-dinner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - Andy Murray will try to defend his Sony Open title without coach Ivan Lendl in his corner starting on Friday after the two abruptly ended their two-year partnership in a Miami restaurant.</p> <p>Murray, who will face Australian Matthew Ebden after receiving a first-round bye, offered few clues as to why he and Lendl had split when addressing a news conference on Thursday, although he reiterated that it had been a mutual decision.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140320/murray-says-chewed-over-split-lendl-over-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:19:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6100678 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic downs Murray to reach Indian Wells quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/tennis-raonic-downs-murray-reach-indian-wells-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milos Raonic rallied in the third set to defeat out-of-sorts fifth seed Andy Murray on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters.</p> <p>Raonic, seeded 10th, downed Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to line up a quarter-final clash with giant-killer Alexandr Dolgopolov.</p> <p>The 28th-seeded Ukrainian avoided any letdown in the wake of his third-round upset of world number one Rafael Nadal, powering past 13th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/tennis-raonic-downs-murray-reach-indian-wells-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:32:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6094101 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray "shocked" at Baltacha cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/tennis-murray-shocked-at-baltacha-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray has expressed his shock over the news that newly-retired tennis star Elena Baltacha has cancer, but believes she can beat the disease.</p> <p>The Wimbledon champion has known Baltacha since they were young children in Scotland, and she remains very close to his mother Judy.</p> <p>A long-time British number one who retired in November, 30-year-old Baltacha announced on Friday that she had been diagnosed with liver cancer.</p> <p>"I heard about it from my mum a couple of weeks ago, she'd gone in to see her in the hospital. You're obviously shocked to hear that," Murray said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/tennis-murray-shocked-at-baltacha-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray British people Elena Baltacha Lymphoma Tennis AFP Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:16:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6091413 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray makes it through, Federer, too http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140309/tennis-murray-makes-it-through-federer-too <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray avoided another early exit at Indian Wells on Saturday, rallying for a three-set victory over Lukas Rosol in his opening match at the ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt event.</p> <p>Murray, the Wimbledon Champion who has yet to reach a final since undergoing back surgery in September, asserted himself in the second and third sets for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the 49th-ranked Czech.</p> <p>World number one Rafael Nadal was waiting in the wings to launch his title defence with a second-round night match against Czech Radek Stepanek.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140309/tennis-murray-makes-it-through-federer-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis AFP Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:38:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6090732 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Wimbledon champ Murray to warm-up at Hurlingham http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/tennis-wimbledon-champ-murray-warm-at-hurlingham <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray will warm up for his Wimbledon defence by participating in the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at London's Hurlingham Club in June, it was announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>Murray, the world number seven, will be one of the star attractions at the exhibition event in west London from June 17-20 where leading male and female players will get in practice ahead of Wimbledon, the last of tennis' four major tournaments still played on grass.</p> <p>"Playing at the Hurlingham Club last June was the perfect way for me to warm up for Wimbledon," said Murray.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/tennis-wimbledon-champ-murray-warm-at-hurlingham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis AFP Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:08:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6081216 at http://www.globalpost.com Murray says marriage, a family are goals outside tennis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140225/murray-says-marriage-family-are-goals-outside-tennis-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 25 (EFE).- British tennis star Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion and world No. 7, said in an interview with Efe that his focus on court was to play consistently, while his goals off the court included marriage and having a family.</p> <p>"I've thought about having a family life, a happy life, with a family. I plan to get married because it's very important for me, for my future, when I no longer have the opportunity to play tennis and stop traveling so much," the Scotsman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140225/murray-says-marriage-family-are-goals-outside-tennis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis Agencia EFE Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 6080514 at http://www.globalpost.com Murray says marriage, a family are goals outside tennis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140225/murray-says-marriage-family-are-goals-outside-tennis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 25 (EFE).- British tennis star Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion and world No. 7, said in an interview with Efe that his focus on court was to play consistently, while his goals off the court included marriage and having a family.</p> <p>"I've thought about having a family life, a happy life, with a family. I plan to get married because it's very important for me, for my future, when I no longer have the opportunity to play tennis and stop traveling so much," the Scotsman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140225/murray-says-marriage-family-are-goals-outside-tennis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Tennis Agencia EFE Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:17:59 +0000 Agencia EFE 6080513 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Murray lifts Britain into Davis Cup quarter-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140202/tennis-murray-lifts-britain-davis-cup-quarter-finals-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey in four sets Sunday to send Great Britain into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986.</p> <p>Wimbledon champion Murray posted his second singles victory of the tie, downing Querrey 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 6-3 to capture the needed third point in the best-of-five match tie.</p> <p>Britain had seized a commanding 2-0 lead on the opening day on Friday as 175th-ranked James Ward pulled off a remarkable comeback win over Querrey.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140202/tennis-murray-lifts-britain-davis-cup-quarter-finals-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Andy Murray Sam Querrey Tennis AFP Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:05:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6059775 at http://www.globalpost.com