Andy Murray - alumnus and current Nº 1 world tennis player visits ES International School
The Scot, Andy Murray attended ES International school as a student and developed his tennis at the Academia Sánchez-Casal in Barcelona. He took the important step of being a junior player to becoming a professional player while training at the Academia Sánchez-Casal in Barcelona.
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The young man arrived in Barcelona when he was 14 years old. He competed in smaller tournaments, moving onto ITFs, and four years later, at the age of 18, Andy had managed to place himself in the top 400 of ATP players. During his time at ASC and ES International School, he matured both as a player and as a person, while living away from his native country.
Mr. Murray unvelied a plaque in his honor naming the main tennis court fater him. He soon after revisited the classrooms where he spent his school days.
With a "good hand" and an innate talent, the teenager soon began to build his career in national and international tournaments. He then followed the logical progression by competing in ITF tournaments, but he did so faster than other players given that, at that time, he could already challenge expert players like Carlos Moya on the court.
During his stay in Barcelona he made good friends such as Daniel Vallverdú, who has been his coach, and Carlos Mier.