Murray might skip or leave Aussie Open early, to accompany pregnant wife

ANDY MURRAY WAS a vital cog in the Singapore Slammers’ wheel in the Dubai leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The Brit arrived in Emirates, helped the Slammers win two matches and has now shifted his focus back to the pre-season (2016) camp. 

Leading up to the Australian Open in January 2016, Murray is slated to play a few warm-up tournaments before heading into Melbourne. The World no.2 has reached the finals in Melbourne on four occasions but is yet to win the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific. 

That said, Murray’s girlfriend turned wife, Kim Sears is expecting the birth of their first child in February and Murray has made his intentions clear on skipping or leaving the tournament early if need be in order to be with his wife. 
As reported by foxsports, Murray said, 

“I’d go home. For sure, yes. I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me.” 

The former Wimbledon champion is also pretty excited about fatherhood and feels it might help him focus better on the game. 

“I am excited about that,” he said. “People have asked me, ‘Do you think it will be a distraction?’ It might be a distraction but it’s a good distraction. It’s actually not good to all the time be just concentrating on tennis and your training all of the time. It is important ... when you finish on the practice court, be able to just go away and be with your friends and your family.”

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