Andy Murray (UK) Player Profile

by Michael on September 9, 2008 · 8 comments

in Player Profiles

Andy MurrayName: Andy Murray
Country: United Kingdon
Birthdate: 15th of May 1987
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Residence: London, England
Plays: Right-handed with a double handed backhand
Height: 190 cm or 6ft 3in

Scouting: Andy has a great first server in which normally provides him with a good step into the point. His second serve is not as good and tends to double fault more than other players. Andy’s key shot is of course his forehand in which he generates a lot of racquet head speed and allows him to move forward in the rallies. Andy has a very solid baseline game but for some reason his best results seem to come on either the grass or hard courts, which are the fastest surfaces. His backhand is his weaker side but it is improving on a daily basis.

Previously Andy used to have a lot of problems with fitness but in the last 2 years he has improved this dramatically, and this seems to be the stepping stone that has allowed him to really compete and beat the best players in the world. The last facet of the game that Andy really needs to improve on is his volleys and movement into the court. Sometimes he can get caught flat footed and not sure when to come in behind a ball. When playing Andy you should stay in the point and try to return serve as well as possible and then see if you can move him around the court while mixing up your depth.

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