Andy Murray’s Maternal Grandfather Roy Erskine Was A Professional Footballer Who Played Reserve

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He is currently ranked No. 4 in the world, and was ranked No. 2 from 17 to 31 August 2009. His maternal grandfather, Roy Erskine, was a professional footballer who played reserve team matches for Hibernian and in the Scottish Football League for Stirling Albion and Cowdenbeath. At 15, Murray was asked to train with Rangers Football Club at their School of Excellence, but declined, opting to focus on his tennis career instead. He was diagnosed at the age of 16 and had to stop playing tennis for six months. Thomas Hamilton killed 17 people before turning one of his four guns on himself. Murray began playing tennis at age 5. Leon Smith, Murray’s tennis coach from 11 to 17, said he had never seen a five-year-old like Murray, describing him as “unbelievably competitive”.