Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion

The Full and Extraordinary Story

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 690

When Andy Murray finally overcame Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller to secure the 2012 US Open, it was a dream fulfilled for the man from Dunblane. After four previous defeats in Grand Slam finals, Murray had finally achieved what no British man had managed since the 1930s. But the story of how he got there was just as compelling as the final itself, with as many twists and turns along the way. Writer Mark Hodgkinson has been covering that story since the start - he was actually the first person to interview Murray for a national newspaper back in 2004, and has worked closely with Judy Murray in the past. In Andy Murray: Champion, Hodgkinson explains how Murray first emerged as a tennis player of true quality, and how his rivalry with his brother Jamie spurred him on. He looks at the close relationship Murray has with his mother, and the various coaches who haved worked with him to assess their influence on his game. In a hugely competitive era of tennis, with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all counted to be among the greatest tennis players of all time, Murray has earned the right to be ranked alongside them all - and this book explains how and why he has done so, becoming a true national sporting icon in the process.

Andy Murray

Wimbledon Champion : the Full Extraordinary Story

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 285

When Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal both exited in the first few days of Wimbledon 2013, the level of expectation on Andy Murray to become the first British champion of the men's competition since 1936 rose to new heights. Two sets down in the quarter-final, he recovered to keep alive the hopes of a nation. Then, on a boiling hot Sunday afternoon, Murray faced up to the world's best player, Novak Djokovic, with the title almost within his grasp. After three hours of tension, drama and sheer brilliance, Murray was Wimbledon champion and 17.3 million viewers, glued to the action, celebrated with him after his straight-sets victory. But how had the man from Dunblane, Scotland, a country once characterised as the worst tennis nation in the world, risen to the top? In this fascinating and revealing biography, Mark Hodgkinson, who first interviewed Murray when he was just 17, looks into the people who have influenced the Scot's career - his family, his coaches and his girlfriend among them - and assesses how he has won over a dubious and critical public. Murray's story is extraordinary, and this book gets to the heart of that remarkable drama.

Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion

The Full and Extraordinary Story

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 239

The most revealing and in-depth biography of Andy Murray yet published. When Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal both exited in the first few days of Wimbledon 2013, the level of expectation on Andy Murray to become the first British champion of the men's competition since 1936 rose to new heights. Two sets down in the quarter-final, he recovered to keep alive the hopes of a nation. Then, on a boiling hot Sunday afternoon, Murray faced up to the world's best player, Novak Djokovic, with the title almost within his grasp. After three hours of tension, drama and sheer brilliance, Murray was Wimbledon champion and 17.3 million viewers, glued to the action, celebrated with him after his straight-sets victory. But how had the man from Dunblane, Scotland, a country once characterised as the worst tennis nation in the world, risen to the top? In this fascinating and revealing biography, Mark Hodgkinson, who first interviewed Murray when he was just 17, looks into the people who have influenced the Scot's career - his family, his coaches and his girlfriend among them - and assesses how he has won over a dubious and critical public. Murray's story is extraordinary, and this book gets to the heart of that remarkable drama.

Ivan Lendl- The Man Who Made Murray

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 707

When Andy Murray broke the news in March 2014 that he was parting company with Ivan Lendl it caused shock waves across the world. In just over two years Lendl had turned Murray from a perennial runner-up into the most successful British tennis player since Fred Perry - a winner of the US Open, Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Champion. However, when Murray - a 4 times Grand Slam finalist - announced, in 2011, that he was teaming up with the man they called the 'chokoslovakian' for the number of times he had lost a Slam final, there was widespread consensus that whoever had made the decision was either a genius or taking a huge gamble. Lendl, who had fled from behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War to move to America in order to pursue his tennis dreams, was everything that his contemporaries – McEnroe, Becker, Connors – were not. And yet, after falling at the final hurdle 4 times, he went on to win 8 Grand Slams. But there was one title missing – Wimbledon. And he was obsessed by it. So what did Lendl and Murray see in each other that no one else did? What did Lendl do to turn Murray from a perennial runner-up to US Open Champion and the first Briton to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 77 years? Going back to Lendl’s roots and through extensive interviews and analysis of the Murray-Lendl axis seen at close quarters, Mark Hodgkinson reveals the magic formula that Lendl used to turn Murray into a champion. In so doing he lifts the lid on their relationship, and how it came to an end, which made this left-field combination the most successful in British tennis history.

Andy Murray - Seventy-Seven

My Road to Wimbledon Glory

Author: Andy Murray

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 272

Andy Murray is one of Britain's best loved athletes. On the 7th July 2013 he became the first British man to lift the Wimbledon trophy for 77 years. His new book, Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven, will take us on a personal journey through his career. Focusing on the last two dramatic years, he will share with us his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allow us a glimpse into his world - his intense training regime, his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top. This beautiful and very personal book will be a stunning celebration of Andy's career so far.

Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 162

FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one - are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis - from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle - will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.

You Cannot Be Serious! The Graphic Guide to Tennis

Grand slams, players and fans, and all the tennis trivia possible

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 326

Who moves fastest around the court? Which tournament awards their champion a silver pear? Are lefties more successful than right-handed players? Which player admits to smashing 70 rackets a year during his career? From detailed portraits of the icons of the sport to astonishing statistics and the champions’ most remarkable records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about the tennis world. Whether it is Serena Williams’ record-breaking wins, the tallest and shortest players on the tour, or Sam Groth’s 163.7mph serve, You Cannot Be Serious! has it covered. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, including players’ peculiar training methods, Andy Murray’s and Maria Sharapova’s pet dogs, and the most outlandish fashion to have graced the courts. Charting the greatest and most iconic moments in tennis, from 17-year-old Boris Becker’s unexpected Wimbledon victory to Roger Federer’s 20th Grand Slam singles title, You Cannot be Serious! is the perfect companion for devoted amateur players and armchair fans alike.

Game, Set and Match

Secret Weapons of the World's Top Tennis Players

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 843

What better way to improve your tennis – and to gain a new appreciation for the sport – than by discovering the secrets of the world's greatest players and coaches? Reading this book is to feel as though you are receiving personal tuition from the tennis elite, including those who have won Grand Slam titles and held the world number one ranking. Game, Set and Match: Secret Weapons of the World's Top Tennis Players is an unprecedented collection of tips from the sport's superstars, including Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kei Nishikori, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Milos Raonic, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Navratilova, Gael Monfils, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Marin Cilic. There is also advice from Roger Federer's mother, Lynette on tennis parenting and tips from Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni, as well as other leading coaches such as Patrick Mouratoglou, Nick Bollettieri, Paul Annacone, Marian Vajda, Judy Murray, Darren Cahill, Roger Rasheed and Robert Lansdorp, and from fitness experts such as Andre Agassi's former trainer, Gil Reyes. Top tips from the pros include: 'How to disguise your serve' by Pete Sampras 'Being a tennis parent' by Lynette Federer 'How to play a "tweener"' by Grigor Dimitrov

Serena

A graphic biography of the greatest tennis champion

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 320

Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player – male or female – of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than either Steffi Graf or Roger Federer. Always a fierce competitor, her story – which began on the cracked public courts of Compton, L.A. – is also one of overcoming challenges through sheer determination, drive and talent. In this innovative illustrated biography, Serena's tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics explore her serving patterns, signature power groundstrokes, and her movement – as well as showcasing her astonishing records, spanning over two decades in the tennis elite. Drawing on conversations with Serena over the course of her career, and on interviews with those closest to her, this is the ultimate celebration of arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and, without question, a true global icon.

Andy Murray, Champion

The Full Extraordinary Story

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Limited

ISBN:

Category: Tennis players

Page: 276

View: 255

When Andy Murray finally overcame Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller to secure the 2012 US Open, it was a dream fulfilled for the man from Dunblane. After four previous defeats in Grand Slam finals, Murray had finally achieved what no British man had managed since the 1930s. But the story of how he got there was just as compelling as the final itself, with as many twists and turns along the way. Writer Mark Hodgkinson has been covering that story since the start - he was actually the first person to interview Murray for a national newspaper back in 2004, and has worked closely with Judy Murray in the past. In Andy Murray: Champion, Hodgkinson explains how Murray first emerged as a tennis player of true quality, and how his rivalry with his brother Jamie spurred him on. He looks at the close relationship Murray has with his mother, and the various coaches who haved worked with him to assess their influence on his game. In a hugely competitive era of tennis, with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all counted to be among the greatest tennis players of all time, Murray has earned the right to be ranked alongside them all - and this book explains how and why he has done so, becoming a true national sporting icon in the process.

Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion 2013 2016

Notebook/notepad/diary/journal for All Andy Murray Fans. 80 Pages of A4 Lined Paper with Margins

Author: Erik Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 80

View: 318

Well made notebook/notepad/diary/journal for all Andy Murray fans. 80 pages of A4 lined paper with margins.

Andy Murray Adult Coloring Book

Legendary Professional Tennis Player and Grand Slam Winner, Wimbledon Prodigy and Hot Athlete Inspired Adult Coloring Book

Author: Shelly Chapman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 38

View: 764

This is work of creative art and satire (17 U.S. Code § 107) Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland currently ranked No. 157 in men's singles as of June 11, 2018. Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals.

Facing Andy Murray

Symposium of a Champion

Author: Scoop Malinowski

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 148

View: 543

Tennis professionals discuss memories, details and anecdotes about competing against former ATP world no. 1, US Open, Wimbledon and two-time Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray.

Hitting Back

The Autobiography

Author: Andy Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Tennis players

Page: 290

View: 626

'With Andy, the sky's the limit'- John McEnroe At Wimbledon in 2005, a young, brash Andy Murray came out of nowhere and thrashed star pros Georges Bastl and Radek Stepanek. His dramatic winning run came to a end against David Nalbandian, but a legend was born, and Britain had a new sporting hero. Henman Hill was renamed Murray Mound, and Henmania became Andymonium. In 2006, Murray went stellar. He won his first ATP trophy at San Jose, California, where he beat former world no. 1s Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt en route to the title. In the same month he became the British No. 1. By the end of a wonderful year in which he became one of only two players to beat Roger Federer, Murray was no. 17 in the world. But Murray is much more than a truly gifted tennis player and potential world champion. He has changed the face of the game, blowing away the Middle England cobwebs of the All England Club, and dividing opinion with his brash, straight-talking style, anti-establishment rhetoric and on-court anger and passion. A whole new generation of kids are now officially tennis fans. Andy has made tennis cool again, for the first time since the days of McEnroe, Borg and Nastase. Here, in his own words for the first time, Andy Murray will talk about the long, testing, and sometimes difficult path to superstardom. The boy from Dunblane will talk about having to deal with the constant limelight and attention from a media and a general public desperate for a genuine British tennis star, and he'll give the exclusive lowdown on Wimbledon 2007 as he prepares to go all-out guns blazing for grass-court glory. Tempermantal, gifted, passionate, fiery: Murray is the dazzling new face of tennis, and a role model to a whole generation. Andy's story will enthrall and excite the entire country.

Coming of Age

Author: Andy Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 968

The Wimbledon champion's early life in his own words 'With Andy, the sky's the limit...' John McEnroe At Wimbledon 2005, Andy Murray announced himself on the tennis world stage by thrashing star pros George Bastl and Radek Stepanek: a legend was born and Britain had a new sporting hero. From there, Andy's rise to the top has been unstoppable: from winning his first ATP title at San Jose in 2006 and deposing Tim Henman to become British Number 1, to beating a host of former and current World no. 1s - including Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal - Murray has gone from strength to strength. With his triumphant win at Queen's in June 2009, a storming performance at Wimbledon 2009 - which saw Andy reach the semi-finals for the first time - and his crowning as World Number 2, we have seen Murray reach even greater heights. But Murray is much more than a truly gifted tennis player: he has changed the face of the British game. His grit, passion and success on court, combined with his ranking as one of the world's best players, has reignited Britain's love of tennis and inspired a whole new generation of kids to become tennis fans. Here, in his updated story, Andy regales us with the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the near misses to show us just how far the boy from Dunblane has come.

Andy Murray Coloring Book

Famous Professional Tennis Player and Legendary Grand Slam Winner, Iconic Wimbledon Prodigy and Sex Symbol Sportsman Inspired Adult Coloring Book

Author: Laurie Novak

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 38

View: 565

Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE is a British professional tennis player from Scotland, ranked No. 215 in men's singles as of 10 June 2019.

The Tennis Quiz Book

250 Questions on Tennis History

Author: Kevin Snelgrove

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 58

View: 123

Are you a tennis fan? Can you name the all time great players and the championships they have won? Do you consider yourself to be an expert on tennis history? If so, this handy quiz book is all you need to find out how much you really know about your favourite sport. How many men competed for the first ever Wimbledon Championship title? When did John McEnroe become the World Number One player? Which year did Steffi Graf win the Golden Slam? All the answers to these questions and more can be found inside the The Tennis Quiz Book. This book is full of fascinating facts. With 250 thought-provoking questions about all the top players past and present, the Grand Slam tournaments, singles and doubles results, you are sure to find out something new about the world of tennis. This is a must-have book for all tennis fans, from those who never miss a single match from the Australian Open to Wimbledon, to anyone who has ever enjoyed a nail-biting tennis final.

Knowing the Score

My Family and Our Tennis Story

Author: Judy Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 231

The Sunday Times bestseller Judy Murray provides the ultimate insight into life with her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award ‘Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun’ Observer

Andy Murray: Tennis Ace

Author: John Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 994

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a tennis star? This is Andy Murray’s story – from the first time he picked up a tennis racquet, to his Grand Slam win at the US Open. Did you know that Andy was approached by a major football club? Or that he used to play doubles with Novak Djokovic? Follow the Scot's rise to stardom in this brand-new biography of our tennis ace.

Andy Murray

The Shocking Truth!

Author: Richard Federer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 81

View: 345

Sir Andrew "Andy" Barron Murray OBE, born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 15th May 1987, is a British professional tennis player. Murray is a 3-time Grand Slam tournament winner, 2-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals. When Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final, he became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Andy is also the first British man to win more than one Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry in 1935.