Andy Murray is one of the most successful British tennis players of all-time and as he steps up his preparations for a 20th season on the ATP Tour, we profile the three-time Grand Slam winner.
Murray first featured at a Grand Slam event at Wimbledon in 2005, beating 14th seed Radek Stepanek on his way through to the third round. His run was halted by former SW19 finalist David Nalbandian but it was a sign of the then 18-year-old's huge potential.
The Scot made it through to his first Grand Slam final at the 2008 US Open, where he was beaten in straight sets by Roger Federer, and he reached three more finals at the big four events before finally claiming glory at the 2012 US Open by beating Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller.
That made Murray the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry in 1936 and he followed that up with another success, this time on home soil, as he beat Djokovic to land the 2013 Wimbledon championship.
A second Wimbledon success followed for Murray in 2016 as he underlined his credentials as one of Britain's greatest-ever sportsmen.
His tally of Grand Slam titles could be even greater as he has reached a further eight finals, where he found either Djokovic or Federer too strong.
Murray is one of the most decorated players to ever grace a tennis court, with his total of 46 singles titles on the ATP Tour leaving him sixth on the all-time list.
The pinnacle of those successes are of course his three Grand Slam triumphs, but Murray has also won 14 ATP Masters 1000 events and two Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016, while the latter of those years also saw him triumph in the end of season ATP World Tour Finals.
On the team front, Murray has represented Great Britain with distinction in the Davis Cup, helping the team to end a 79-year wait for a 10th title in 2015.
While away from tennis he was knighted for a combination of his services to the sport and his charity work in 2017.
Of his 46 ATP Tour titles, 45 of them came before Murray underwent the first of two hip resurfacing operations in 2018.
However, despite those career-threatening surgeries, he was able to come back and win title number 46 at the 2019 European Open. He has since gone on to reach three further finals.
Murray first broke into the top 10 of the world rankings in April 2007 and he spent much of the next decade not only in the top 10, but amongst the top four players in the world alongside Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
However, it was not until November 2016 that Murray finally reached the top of the rankings and in doing so he became the first British male to be world number one.
After first undergoing hip surgery in 2018, Murray's world ranking plummeted to outside the top 800 and, although he has not been able to return to the top 10 since then, he currently finds himself at world number 42, a more than respectable position given his injury history.
Over his near 20-year career Murray has earned a whopping $64,246,026, a tally that can only be bettered by old adversaries Djokovic, Nadal and Federer.
Murray's most lucrative year came in 2016 when he landed his second Wimbledon title, defended his Olympic gold medal and triumphed at the ATP Finals, all of which contributed to him picking up cheques worth in excess of $16m.
In 2023, Murray earned just shy of $1m, helped by a run to the Qatar Open final in February.
Murray is in the twilight of his career at 36 years old and he will turn 37 ahead of next year's French Open in May.
Murray is a proud Scot and was born in Glasgow in 1987.
He grew up in the town of Dunblane before moving to Barcelona as a teenager to further his tennis career.
Despite being in the latter stages of his career and with the injury problems he has faced, Murray still remains fiercely competitive on the ATP Tour, reaching the second round of both Wimbledon and the US Open this year and the last 32 at the 2023 Australian Open.
With next year's Aussie Open now just around the corner, Murray looks set to compete in Melbourne for the 16th time.
Murray has never won the opening Grand Slam of the year, but he is a five-time finalist, most recently suffering defeat to Djokovic in the 2016 finale.
A similar run to the final seems unlikely for Murray in 2024, with the Scot priced as a outsider to win the title and achieve what would be one of the greatest comeback victories not only in tennis, but in sport as a whole.