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Andrew "Andy" Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player. He is ranked World No. 3[2] and is the British No. 1.[3] He achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on 16 April 2007, and reached a career peak of World No. 2 from 17 to 31 August 2009.[4] At the 2012 US Open, he became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament when he defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets.[5] He is the only British male Grand Slam champion of the Open Era. Murray won an Olympic gold medal in men's singles and an Olympic silver medal in mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics, and has been the runner-up in four singles Grand Slam finals: the 2008 US Open, the 2010 Australian Open, the 2011 Australian Open, and 2012 Wimbledon, losing three to Roger Federer and one to Novak Djokovic. In 2011, Murray became the seventh player in the Open Era to reach the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year.[6] Murray is the only British player to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final in the open era, as well as the first British player in over 100 years to win a tennis gold medal at the Olympics. Also, Murray became the first man in history to win the Olympic gold and the US Open back to back. read more

Seedrs partners with Andy Murray Andy Murray and his wife Kim had their wedding reception at the Perthshire hotel which he owns <p>Andy Murray has entered into a business partnership with crowdfunding website Seedrs.<p>The tennis champion will provide the firm with advice on firms working in the health, sport and wearable technology markets. <p>He will also invest in a number of start-ups.<p>Equity crowdfunding involves raising finance through small investments from a large number of people using online platforms. <p>The market has experienced rapid growth in recent years and, since launching in July 2012, Seedrs has reported month-on-month growth of 15%. 'Huge responsibility' <p>Murray said: "I've always been interested in investment, and being able to get involved in an innovative way to help support British start-ups really appealed to me.<p>"Equally as important was working with people I trusted and who fully understood the huge responsibility of handling people's money."<p>Murray already owns a management company and he has a property portfolio, which includes the five-star Cromlix House Hotel in Kinbuck.<p>He opened the luxury hotel in April 2014 and had his wedding reception at the venue a year later, when he married his wife, Kim.<p>Jeff Lynn, chief executive and co-founder of Seedrs, said: "Andy Murray is the perfect partner for Seedrs as we drive our growth to the next level. <p>"In many ways, he represents the exact combination of qualities that entrepreneurs need to be successful: determination, focus, integrity and skill."

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