British Number 1 and Olympic Gold Medalist, Andy Murray OBE became the first British male to win at Wimbledon since 1936, after beating Novak Djokovic in the 2013 final. In 2012, Murray became the first Brit to win a Gram Slam since 1977 when he triumphed in the US Open.
Thanks to his on court success, he was named the 2013 Sports Personality of the Year. A wonderful after dinner speaker, Andy can portray the demands needed of an elite sportsman in order to achieve peak performance on a regular basis.
He enjoyed a promising junior career winning the prestigious Orange Bowl, aged 12, followed by the Junior US open in 2004; these accolades and his promising future sporting stardom sealed him the Junior Sports Personality of the Year award for 2004. His hard work and potential began to shine through, and after the retirement of Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, Murray quickly found himself as GB’s number 1.
Regularly reaching Grand Slam finals, it wasn’t until 2012 where Murray really began to show what he was capable of. As a tennis speaker, Murray talks of his battle to overcome adversity and become the best in his field, something he achieved in momentous fashion.
At London 2012, he paired up with Laura Robson, a couple hours after his Gold medal single’s success, to contest the mixed doubles final against Austria. Unfortunately for them, they were unsuccessful; however Murray became only the 7th man in the Open era to win two medals at an Olympic Games, stamping his name firmly in the record books as one of the most successful Tennis Olympians. With the success of London 2012, Andy’s profile as a tennis speaker and after dinner speaker has risen phenomenally- something which was reinforced after his Wimbledon triumph.
A furiously proud Scotsman, Murray is intensely focused on his goals he sets himself, showing unrivalled motivation levels which help explain his recent success. His intense success within such a short period of time put him in perfect stead to deliver any after dinner speech or event. Now one of the most popular sportsmen within the country, as well as being a role model to young tennis players, Murray is an instantly recognisable star who would propel the stature of any event forward.
When a softer side of Andy was seen after his 2012 Wimbledon finals loss to Roger Federer, the British public found a new love for the Scotsman who, as a youngster, attended the same Dunblane Primary School where the tragic massacre took place.
Surviving the worst school shooting in British history to date, battling through a knee deformation which he’s had since birth, and continuing to fight on the biggest stage, Murray is the ideal after dinner speaker for events and a truly inspirational character.
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