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Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

Documentary following tennis star Andy Murray, a US Open, Olympic and now Wimbledon champion, revealing just what it takes to be a global sports icon.

The programme looks at Murray's life off the court, filled with a comprehensive list of commitments and responsibilities, including fashion shoots and charity and media work. Cameras follow the Scot as he takes an open-top bus ride in his home town of Dunblane, does Pilates in Miami, takes ice baths in Monte Carlo and undergoes rehabilitation for an injury in Surrey.

A private and shy man, Murray won the hearts of many with his raw emotion on the court, but in 2012 he earned a place in history by winning the US Open, becoming Britain's first male Grand Slam champion in 76 years, and followed that up with a monumental victory at Wimbledon.

There are contributions from Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears, mother Judy, brother Jamie and coach Ivan Lendl as well as his rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and tennis greats Andre Agassi and John McEnroe.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 25 Jul 2013 00:20
BBC Two except Wales