The sensational autobiography of Britain's tennis new superstar
'With Andy, the sky's the limit'– John McEnroe
At Wimbledon in 2005, a young, brash Andy Murray came out of nowhere and thrashed star pros Georges Bastl and Radek Stepanek. His dramatic winning run came to a end against David Nalbandian, but a legend was born, and Britain had a new sporting hero. Henman Hill was renamed Murray Mound, and Henmania became Andymonium.
In 2006, Murray went stellar. He won his first ATP trophy at San Jose, California, where he beat former world no. 1s Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt en route to the title. In the same month he became the British No. 1. By the end of a wonderful year in which he became one of only two players to beat Roger Federer, Murray was no. 17 in the world.
But Murray is much more than a truly gifted tennis player and potential world champion. He has changed the face of the game, blowing away the Middle England cobwebs of the All England Club, and dividing opinion with his brash, straight-talking style, anti-establishment rhetoric and on-court anger and passion. A whole new generation of kids are now officially tennis fans. Andy has made tennis cool again, for the first time since the days of McEnroe, Borg and Nastase.
Here, in his own words for the first time, Andy Murray will talk about the long, testing, and sometimes difficult path to superstardom. The boy from Dunblane will talk about having to deal with the constant limelight and attention from a media and a general public desperate for a genuine British tennis star, and he'll give the exclusive lowdown on Wimbledon 2007 as he prepares to go all-out guns blazing for grass-court glory.
Tempermantal, gifted, passionate, fiery: Murray is the dazzling new face of tennis, and a role model to a whole generation. Andy's story will enthrall and excite the entire country.