London: Andy Murray is thoroughly enjoying fatherhood. The World No 2, who started training for Great Britain’s Davis Cup tie with Japan next week, revealed that waking up early is now easier for him after the arrival of his daughter Sophia Olivia.
“Waking up is a lot easier now. I used to love sleeping late, but getting up early and getting to see her in the morning is great,” Murray told BBC Radio 2 yesterday.
Andy Murray with wife Kim Sears. Pic/Getty Images
Speaking about fatherhood, Murray said: “It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, so I’m sure it’s going to have a lot of positive effects on my life.
“For me, the first time I was left alone with her was when it really sank in. It hits you that this is a huge responsibility, but during every day now I really look forward to going home to see her.
“Waking up is a lot easier now. I used to love sleeping in later but getting up early and getting to see her in the morning is great.”
Murray was on the first flight to home for the birth of his first child after losing the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic earlier this year.
Murray resisted from talking about whether his daughter, who was born on February 7, will change his game. “I think obviously priorities change significantly. I haven’t played a competition, so I don’t know how I’m going to feel the next time I’m on a match court, but I always wanted to start a family,” he signed off.