Andy Murray takes Jack Pinnington Jones, British Junior No. 1 under his wing at his management agency
Andy Murray and Jack Pinnington Jones
Andy Murray has been one of the greatest British tennis player and is often credited to reviving Great Britain’s positing in tennis.
Murray won first first Grand Slam at the 2012 US Open in one of his most successful season. The Scot reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open, finished as the runner-up at the Wimbledon and won the Olympic Gold in front of his home crowd at the 2012 London Olympics.
His wait for the Wimbledon title was finally completed the very next season as he won the title and became the first British man to win the title since 1936, which also extended his streak on Grass to 18 matches.
77 Sports Management, co-founded by Murray who acts as the tennis mentor himself, have identified and groomed young British talents to help and prepare them for the upcoming challenges when they turn Pro.
His recent scouting includes the current British Junior No. 1 Jack Pinnington Jones who will now be represented by Murray’s agency and will receive training from the former World No. 1.
Speaking about the 18-year old Jack, Murray was full of praise. “Jack is talented and is someone I have trained with a bit over the past few years. He’s got potential and the attributes to have a successful career and we are looking forward to helping him on that journey.” said Murray.
“I’m delighted to be joining 77 Sports Management and can’t wait to get started with the team. I’m at an important and exciting point in my career and am confident that this decision will help me achieve my goals on and off the court.” said Jack who is the winner of 3 ITF junior titles and also won the ITF World Tour final in Cairo.
Andy Murray will not play at the 2021 French Open, misses 2nd Grand Slam of the season
Andy Murray holds the unique distinction of winning 2 consecutive Olympics gold, when he won the Singles Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and became the first ever person in history to win successive tennis singles gold. 2016 was special for Murray as he won the Wimbledon for the second time.
Since 2017, he has struggled with injuries and has undergone surgeries multiple times which led to his ranks dropping below 800 as well.
He missed the 2021 Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19 and is set to miss the 2021 French Open as well as he shifts focus on the upcoming Grass season.