Andy Murray has an offensive and defensive baseline playing style. He can hit fundamental shots from anywhere on the court. He is well-known for his defensive capabilities and can turn a defense shot into an aggressive one. He now has a reputation for being one of the fittest men on the tour even rivaling that of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Many legends and commentators of the game believe Murray has one of the best backhands in the world, he can hit cross-court winners or down the line with great efficiency and ease. Murray has a good forehand, but one of his main strengths is his ability to apply pace to his forehand when necessary, again highlighting his aggressive abilities.
After winning the junior Orange Bowl in Miami in 1999, a prestigious junior event for under-12s, Murray moved to Barcelona aged 15 to attend the Schiller International School and trained on the clay courts of the Sanchez-Casal Academy. In 2002 he made his junior Wimbledon debut and by 2004 was identified as a future talent.
Murray achieved a top 10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 16 April 2007. In 2008, Murray finished runner-up to Roger Federer at the 2008 US Open, and he reached a career-high ranking of World No. 2 in August 2009.
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