NEW YORK, Sept 10 Factbox on Andy Murray, who
won his first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open on
Monday with a 7-6 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 win over Serbia's Novak
* Born: Glasgow, Scotland, May 15, 1987 (age 25)
* 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 made 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
* He became the first British man to reach the final at
Wimbledon since Bunny Austin in 1938. He lost to Federer but won
* 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.
* His epic five-set U.S. Open match with Djokovic also equalled
the longest final ever played at the tournament.