Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Andy Murray Earnings: How Much Has The Tennis Ace Earned So Far?




Born Andrew Murray on May 15, 1987 in Dunblane, Scotland and currently ranked number 1 in Britain, Andy Murray began playing tennis at a very early age with his tennis coach describing him as "unbelievably competitive". He played against his older brother Jamie frequently, which only served to emphasize his competitive streak that would be only too evident in his future career.

At 15, Murray moved to Barcelona, Spain to focus on his tennis training and improve as a tennis player. In 2003, he started playing on the Challenger and Futures Circuit and won his first senior title and in September 2004, he beat Sergiy Stakhovsky to win the junior US Open and later won BCC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Career

In 2005, Murray was the youngest British person to ever play in the Davis Cup and played a crucial part in the Team GB win. He turned pro in April of 2005 thereby playing his first ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tournament. His first ATP win was at the Queen's Club Championships – a win that proved crucial in winning a wild card to Wimbledon.

Murray made his way to his first ATP final at the Thailand Open, and on October 3, 2005 achieved his first top-100 ranking. In 2006, Murray began to compete on the full circuit for the first time training with a new coach, Brad Gilbert. He was one of only two players to defeat Roger Federer that year and ended up ranked 17th. In 2007, Murray split with Brad Gilbert in favor of a team of expert coaches.

He also signed a sponsorship deal with Highland Spring that was worth a million pounds -- rumored to be one of the biggest sponsorship deals in tennis. He won his third ATP title at St. Petersburg Open and ended the year ranked number 11 in the world. By the end of 2008, he’d climbed to world number 4 and for the first time qualified for the Masters Cup.

Andy Murray started off 2009 by defeating James Blake, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal to win an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. Later that year, he won the Queen's Club Championship, becoming the first British winner since 1938. In total, Murray won six tournaments in 2009. In 2010 Murray along with Laura Robson represented Britain in the Hopman Cup. He also got to his second grand slam singles final in the Australian Open as well as won the Rogers Cup and the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Andy Murray Earnings: 2003-2004

Murray earned $7,609 in 2003 and $5,380 in 2004. His earnings were low in these years because he was not yet professional and was still playing in the junior circuits.

Andy Murray Earnings: 2005-2006

In 2005 – the year he turned pro – Murray banked $219,490. Well on his way to the top, he played in the Davis Cup, the boys' French Open, Queens, Wimbledon, the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the US Open, and the Thailand Open.. to name a few.

In 2006, Murray earned an estimated $677,802 making professional appearances at Adelaide International, the Australian Open, the SAP Open, the French Open, Queens, the Nottingham Open, Rogers Cup, the US Open, and many more. He won his first ATP title at the SAP open and made it to his first Masters Series semi-final as well.

Andy Murray Earnings: 2007-2008

In 2007, Murray earned $880,905. He started off the year by reaching the final of the Qatar Open and made the semi-finals of his next three tournaments missing the French Open, Wimbledon, and a large part of the season in the process due to injury returning only at the Rogers Cup in Canada.

In 2008, Murray banked a whopping $3,705,648 playing in the Qatar Open, the Open 13, Monte Carlo, the French Open, Queens, Wimbledon, the Rogers Cup, and others. This was also the year he made it to World Number 4.

Andy Murray Earnings: 2009-2010

In 2009, Murray earned $4,421,057 playing all the usual tournaments plus Rotterdam (where he won his eleventh career title), the Marseille Open, Davis Cup and Indian Wells. He contracted a virus that he had at the Australian Open and recovered from it before returning to play at Indian Wells.

In 2010, Murray earned $2,260,507 and in January 2011, he was seeded fifth for the Australian Open where he reached the final and lost to Novak Djokovic.

Andy Murray Earnings Total:

As of October 17, 2010, Andy Murray’s career earnings amounted to $12,181,001 having won a total of eighteen titles, including six Masters 1000 Series titles, one doubles title (with his brother, Jamie Murray), and one exhibition title. In addition, he has a sponsorship deal with Adidas worth several millions a year and has featured in several commercials to-date.


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