Andy Murray offloads Surrey house for £5 million

Andy Murray talks to the media at Wimbledon

Former World No 1 Andy Murray has sold his erstwhile Surrey residence for a reported £5 million.

Murray put the five-bedroom property on the market last year and has now completed a sale.

The property in Oxshott fetched Murray a slender profit having bought himself a new residence in nearby Leatherhead back in 2016.

The large home also features a swimming pool, cinema room, sauna, and a gym.

Murray revealed that he moved house in a bid to cut down on travel time.

The former Wimbledon champion told Surrey Live: “At one point, I was travelling 40 weeks a year to tournaments so being closer to both Heathrow and Gatwick helped cut down on a little bit of my travel time. It’s also easy to get to Wimbledon and the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton from here, which is where I train.”

Andy Murray first built an extension on the new property, before having the whole house demolished and rebuilt to his own taste.

The Grand Slam winner has been treading the comeback trail recently and might not get to spend that much time at home in the next few months with the tour shifting to North America.

Not so long ago the prospect of Murray both returning to the tour and being competitive seemed far-fetched.

However, the great British champion has shown everybody that there is fight left in him.

During the current season Murray reached his first ATP Tour final since 2019 at Sydney, and while he has suffered niggles and setbacks has steadily improved.

Murray hasn’t given up on the prospect of mounting a serious challenge at a Major, let alone his career as a tour professional.

Having undergone two major hip surgeries, Murray has defied expectations with his results so far in 2022 with the only thing missing being another title.

At his most recent outing Murray saw off Aussie Max Purcell and home hope Sam Querrey to reach the Hall of Fame Open last eight in Newport before he lost to big-serving Kazakhstan No 1 Alexander Bublik.

Murray is set to return to ATP 1000 action next month in Ohio.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of this tournament,” Murray said on his website.

“I’ve won it twice, and its always nice coming back to the heat of Cincinnati.

“Because it’s the final Masters 1000 before the US Open it acts as a great warm up tournament, so hopefully I can be playing my best tennis by the time I get to Flushing Meadows.”