Sir Andrew Barron Murray, born May 15th 1987, is a British professional Tennis player from
Scotland. He was ranked world N.1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 41 weeks and
finished as the year-end N.1 in 2016.
Murray has won three Grand Slam Titles. Two of them at Wimbledon (2013 and 2016) and the
other at the US Open (2012), and has reached eleven major finals. He won the men’s singles
gold medal against Federer, and a silver medal in mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics.
He is also currently the only player to defeat Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon final.
Sir Andy Murray has received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace more than two years after
he was awarded the honor. The three-time Grand Slam champion was named in the Queen’s
New Year’s Honors in 2016, following his second Wimbledon win and second Olympic gold
(single and double). Sir Murray said he was “very proud” to receive the honor and dedicated it to
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry which rewards
contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organizations, and
public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June, 1917 by King George V
and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which
make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.
Interestingly, Andy Murray even entered the hospitality business. In 2013, the Scottish tennis
player bought a Victorian property just outside his hometown of Dunblane for £1.8 million. He
converted it into a luxury boutique hotel, which is now known as the Cromlix Hotel. The BBC
reported that the top-of-the-range hotel boasts 15 suites and a restaurant run by French chef
Albert Roux. The prices are not cheap and meet the luxury expectation of such a venture. One
night at the Cromlix Hotel ranges from £199 to £750. All rooms include 400-thread-count
Egyptian cotton sheets and spectacular views of the Scottish highlands, with select suites even
featuring freestanding bathtubs in hand-painted gold, silver, or bronze.
The superstar also founded a sportswear line that bears his name, the AMC – Andy Murray
Collection, launched in 2019. The Scottish player signed an agreement with the British sports
manufacturer Castore and created his own co-branded sportswear and lifestyle line.
We wonder what other industries the tennis pro will soon get involved with…