Andy Murray: My Child, My Wife Are More Important Than Any Tennis Match
by Tom Gainey | January 16th, 2016, 3:47 pm
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Andy Murray made it clear again, he’s leaving the Australian Open if his wife Kim is having the baby early. Murray stated that means he will leave even if it’s the finals!

“For me, my child is more important to me, and my wife is more important to me than a tennis match, yeah,” he said when asked if he pull out of the final and fly home.

Despite the baby distraction, Murray is focused on finally winning the Australian Open after four failed attempts in the final.

“When I’m on the practice court and stuff, I’m very focused there,” he said. “When I’ve been training, not distracted on that side of things. Just obviously after your practices and when you’re away from the court, it’s a bit different.”

And Murray is pleased that Amelie Mauresmo is back in his coaching camp.

“We have a good relationship,” Murray said. “Obviously when you do spend like four, five months away from anyone that you’re working with, it takes a little bit of time to get back into things. It’s good that we got to spend quite a lot of time together, close to a month of practicing, preparation.

“So, yeah, I’m happy she’s back with me.”

Murray begins on Tuesday against teen Alex Zverev.

“I know him reasonably well,” he said. “I practiced with him for the first time a couple years ago. I’ve seen him play a few matches since then. Obviously getting to play him a couple of weeks ago was good. I also practiced with him a couple of times during the week in Perth, too.

“He’s a big guy obviously for his age. Of the young guys coming through, by far the tallest of them, which has obviously benefits. At the age he’s at just now can cause a few issues, as well, until you kind of fill out into your physique.

“But he’s got a very good game. He serves well. For a big guy, moves pretty well, too. Yeah, he’s obviously improving all the time. He finished last year well, too. I think made the semis of the tournament in Stockholm.”

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One Comment for Andy Murray: My Child, My Wife Are More Important Than Any Tennis Match

Margot Says:

Brilliant article about Amelie and what she brings to the coaching table. Sounds, from the sub text, that Andy found it difficult to appear vulnerable in past coaching arrangements.

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