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Jamie Murray’s life off court – Dunblane horror and talented wife who saved tennis career

His little brother Andy Murray is the former singles world number one and a two-time Wimbledon champ.

But Jamie Murray certainly isn’t short of an achievement or two himself. Specialising in doubles tennis, he won the Davis Cup and is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion as well as a former doubles world number one.

Off the court, Jamie is known for being part of the famous sporting family, with his brother and their professional tennis coach mum, Judy Murray, but he’s also started his own family with his stunning and equally accomplished wife.

The 37-year-old grew up in Dunblane, Scotland, where both he and his brother were is school as the horror of the Dunblane massacre unfolded in 1996. Sixteen children and a teacher were killed in the gymnasium of Dunblane primary school, but both boys survived the evil attack by taking cover with other pupils.

Judy has previously spoken about the dark day, telling the Radio Times how her sons had known the shooter, Thomas Hamilton, as they’d attended boys’ clubs that he’d run at the school. She’d even given him lifts in her car to the train station.

She said: “Andy’s class had been on their way to the gym. That’s how close he was to what happened. They heard the noise and someone went ahead to investigate. They came back and told all the kids to go to the headmaster’s study and the deputy head’s study.”

Meanwhile, Jamie was in a prefab classroom when the shooting began.

“He told me they thought someone was knocking on the roof with a hammer. They could hear the noise, but you’d never think of gunfire,” Judy added, recalling how she left work immediately and rushed to the school.


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