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Walpole Scottish Medal of Excellence 2013
Walpole British Luxury last week awarded Andy Murray OBE the prestigious Walpole Medal of Excellence at a glittering reception at Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel. Walpole is the not-for-profit organisation that represents the British luxury industry and whose members include a number of leading Scottish companies in its roster of over 175 of Britain’s top luxury brands.
Andy Murray is currently ranked No.3 in the world, British No.1 and reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic Singles Champion. From winning his first tournament as an under-10 junior at the Dunblane Sports Club to his first junior major at the US Open Andy has proven himself as an international champion and true ambassador for Scotland.
After turning pro in 2005, Andy won his first ATP title, the SAP Open in San Jose, a year later. He quickly gained seven more tour titles and reached his first grand slam final, the 2008 US Open. In 2012 Andy became the US Open Champion. This followed his Gold Medal victory at Wimbledon during the London Olympics and this year he became the first British male in 77 years to win the Wimbledon Championships in July. Currently with 28 career titles, Andy is Great Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open era.Andy Murray OBE, said: “It has been an amazing 12 months for me, which started with the medals at the Olympics and then wins at the US Open and Wimbledon. I am proud to represent both Scotland and Great Britain wherever I complete and I am delighted to be given a Walpole Medal of Excellence.”
Julia Carrick, Chief Executive of Walpole British Luxury commented: “Andy’s win at Wimbledon in July will go down as the highlight of the summer and I imagine many will be reliving his win for years to come. It is wonderful to be able to salute him this evening.”