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Andy Murray on AMC, His Tennis Style Icon & More

Feature: Long Read
Words by Abigail Gurney-Read

What Andy Murray doesn’t know about tennis isn’t worth knowing. To date, his sporting career includes two Olympic gold medals and three Grand Slam titles – one of which was his memorable win at Wimbledon in 2013, where he beat Novak Djokovic to become the first British male singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936. But what of his sartorial abilities?

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We meet Andy at the LTA National Tennis Centre – the British athlete’s regular stomping ground – to learn more about the launch of his latest AMC collection in partnership with Castore, which Andy wears exclusively when he’s competing. “When I’m sprinting around the court and it’s extremely hot and humid, it needs to perform well,” he explains. “When I do my work with AMC, I test all of the kit way ahead of time to make sure that it performs when I get to matches.”

ANDY MURRAY

"I don’t know much about fashion, but what I do know about is how it performs"

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We meet Andy at the LTA National Tennis Centre – the British athlete’s regular stomping ground – to learn more about the launch of his latest AMC collection in partnership with Castore, which Andy wears exclusively when he’s competing. “When I’m sprinting around the court and it’s extremely hot and humid, it needs to perform well,” he explains. “When I do my work with AMC, I test all of the kit way ahead of time to make sure that it performs when I get to matches.”

For Andy, the alliance with Castore was a natural fit from both a current and future perspective. “It’s something that I’ll be able to focus on when I finish playing tennis, which is quite exciting to me. I grew up wearing Fred Perry clothes, and I loved the history and tradition behind that. It would be nice if, one day, some of Britain’s young, up-and-coming tennis players were wearing my kit.”

History and heritage are intertwined with the DNA of AMC. Retro nuances, from palette to block graphics and silhouettes, season a technical collection with grassroots tennis at its heart. Beyond Andy’s match kit you’ll find leisurewear and accessories, crafted with quality fabrics sourced from Italian mills, and ideal for courtside wear and beyond.

So, when he’s not wearing AMC, what is Andy Murray’s style ethos? And how does the British tennis star define ‘luxury’? Over to him...

Who is your tennis style icon?

Growing up, it was Andre Agassi. I loved watching him play, but I also loved the clothes that he used to wear on the court. When he had his long hair, I had a hat that had a ponytail attached to it... He also wore these denim shorts with pink cycling shorts that came out at the bottom, and I loved that when I was a kid. Tennis, at that stage, was quite traditional – the clothes were fairly standard and didn’t deviate too much. Whereas Agassi’s kit was quite out there and quite different and, as a young kid watching, I liked that.

If you were to pick the signature shots of any players as ‘best in class’, what and whose would these be?
I think the John Isner serve is one of the most dominant shots there’s ever been. He’s got brilliant technique. Then, the Rafa Nadal forehand – he’s hit unbelievable winners. He created this ‘banana’ shot that kind of bends around the net post. Not many other guys can hit that. Finally, maybe the Djokovic return. I’ve been fortunate enough to play against all three of them, which is maybe why I’ve chosen those shots. But, yeah, they’re all brilliant.

What is your style like when you’re not on the court?
Usually, it’s pretty relaxed. A pair of jeans and a hoodie is what I would wear if I’m going for lunch with the kids, for example. That’s what I wear most weekends. I don’t love getting dressed up, but I do enjoy wearing suits funnily enough – something quite tight fitting that’s well-tailored.

What does ‘luxury’ mean to you?
Nowadays, luxury means time off and going on holiday. During my tennis career, I didn’t get to do this that much, because the season is really long. At the end of the year, I always wanted to be at home and stay in my own bed. Now, since we had the children, I love going away with them whenever we get the chance.

Where would you visit first at Harrods?
For myself, it would be the Chocolate Hall. White and milk chocolate for me. Dark chocolate, no... Nuts, no... If I had to pick, I’d probably go for white chocolate. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this to you, but I like Milkybar® Buttons – I’m a big fan of them. I’d probably go to Fine Jewellery, too. Sometimes for birthdays or Christmas I would treat my wife to a watch or something like that.

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