Andy Murray and wife Kim expecting third child as ‘early as next week’

andrewhendrie in Uncategorized 13 Oct 2019
Sir Andy and Kim (PA Images)
Andy Murray has confirmed he is expecting wife Kim to birth to the couple’s third child at some stage over the next month.
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Murray, who is in the midst of an encouraging comeback after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery at the start of the year, says he is planning a month-long break after contesting the European Open in Antwerp this week – but declared he is ready to leave Antwerp should Kim go into early labour.

“Obviously the baby can come any time from pretty much next week. I would adjust my schedule if I couldn’t go to Antwerp,” Murray said in an interview with The Times.

“My plan is to play Antwerp and then I am done through to the Davis Cup (November 18-25). If the baby came early, I would miss Antwerp and then maybe play at the Paris Masters (October 26-November 3).”

Murray and Kim married in Dunblane, Scotland in 2015 and have two daughters, three-year-old Sophia and Edie, who turns two next month.

Andy Murray in Shanghai last week (PA Images)

After being plagued by serious hip injuries for the last two years, Murray has returned to action pain-free over the last couple of months.

The former World No. 1 played his first singles tournament since undergoing resurfacing surgery in January at the Cincinnati Masters in August and has since made rapid progress, reaching the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing last week, where he was beaten by Dominic Thiem, while he was edged by World No. 12 Fabio Fognini in a spicy second round encounter in Shanghai this week.
The only tennis player to return to singles competition following his hip procedure, Murray said he was encouraged by his return and hopes to claw his way back towards the top of the game.

“I am surprised with how smooth (my return) has been. I had two years of having lots of pain after every single match. Now I play a match, the body hurts, I have some pain in my back, the muscles are tired and things like that, but my hip is fine and I couldn’t remember what that was like before.

“I have been competitive so far. If I can keep improving a few things over the next few months, then maybe there is an outside chance I can get around there.

“I would like to be competitive in the big events against the best players. I’m not there yet, but I’m closer than I was a month ago, and much closer than a couple of months ago.”