Headline acquires global rights to Andy Murray book

Headline publishing group has won the rights to publish Andy Murray: 77.

The 2013 Wimbledon Champion is collaborating with Headline’s non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor to reflect on a dramatic last two years and share his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career.

Jonathan comments, ‘Andy Murray is one of Britain’s best loved athletes. The whole country has followed the high and lows of his career and over 17 million of us tuned in with our hearts in our mouths to watch him defeat Djokovic and become Wimbledon Champion.’

The name relates to Murray’s status as first British man to lift the Wimbledon singles trophy in 77 years; the country’s last home turf champion before Murray’s 2013 win was Virginia Wade, who took the ladies’ singles in 1977.

The “beautifully illustrated” book will take readers on a “personal journey” through Murray’s career, annnouced publisher Headline.

“Focusing on the last two dramatic years, he will share with us his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career so far and allow us a glimpse into his world — his intense training regime, his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top.”

Its November 7 publication is scheduled partway through the ATP World Tour Finals, which take place November 4-10 at the O2 Arena in London, and at which Murray is currently ranked third thanks to his performances at the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships, and Miami Masters, as well as additional wins at the Brisbane International and AEGON Championships.

Scheduled prior to that is the fourth and last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, from August 26 to September 9. Murray will be defending champion; he, Nadal, and Djokovic currently hold one 2013 Grand Slam title apiece.

The book is due for release on November 7th, 2013.

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