‘Federer, Nadal, Murray Lovechild’: How Andrew Garfield Addresses Resemblance with Andy Murray

Published 12/20/2021, 1:00 AM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his third round match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Sir Andy Murray of Great Britain is one of the most popular figures in men’s tennis. With 3 Grand Slam titles and 2 Olympic Gold Medals, Scotland hails Murray as one of its best. Of course, with the level of success that Andy has had, there also come talks of movies based on his life. An example from the tennis fraternity would be ‘King Richard’, based on the lives of Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams.

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And who would be better to play a British icon like Murray, than Andrew Garfield, the widely celebrated British actor? Moreover, Garfield’s acting prowess is not the only thing going for him in terms of a potential movie on Andy Murray.

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Many consider Andrew Garfield to resemble Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Andrew Garfield have often been said to resemble each other. In fact, both Murray and Garfield are aware of these comparisons.

Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) reacts after missing a shot against Alexander Zverev (GER) during a third-round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

During an appearance at the Jonathan Ross show, Garfield was once again asked if he hears about the Andy Murray resemblance a lot. “Yeah,” Garfield replied. “My friends will be very happy you said that because they’re always trying to convince me that I look like (Andy Murray)”.

However, Garfield revealed that the comparisons don’t end at Murray alone. “But I also get (compared to) (Roger) Federer and I get (Rafael) Nadal. I get like a Federer, Nadal, Murray lovechild, which would be AMAZING in tennis!” Garfield joked.

Even Murray himself has joined in on the fun at times. He once tweeted about people praising him for his performance in ‘Spider-Man’. Garfield is famous for having played the role of the famous wall-crawler in two movies.

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Murray played Rafael Nadal this week

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain shakes hands at the net after his straight-sets victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men’s final during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 10, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship ended this weekend in Abu Dhabi. 5-time winner Rafael Nadal made his comeback after a long injury and met Murray, who has won the tournament twice.

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The game went the way of Murray as the Brit got the better of longtime rival Nadal in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Now, both Murray and Nadal are looking ahead at the 2022 season, with renewed fervor and hope for more titles and victories.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. A collegiate athlete himself, he admires all sportspersons who put in the work in order to achieve excellence.

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