I am more concerned about baby's health rather than tennis: Andy Murray

Aug 11, 2015, 08:31 IST | AFP

British tennis ace Andy Murray says he is worried about having a healthy child rather than think about how fatherhood will affect his tennis career

Montreal: Andy Murray said he is feeling "happy and lucky" at becoming a father after he and wife Kim announced they will become parents for the first time.

Andy Murray with wife Kim. Pic/Getty Images
Andy Murray with wife Kim. Pic/Getty Images 

The 28-year-old world number three and Olympic champion will be the latest member of the top 10 to be a dad when the couple's first child is born, believed to be February next year.

The juggling act...
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are already well-versed in juggling the demands of family and tennis.

"I'm not thinking what the impact (of becoming a father) will have on my career. I'm more concerned about the baby being healthy," said Murray, a former Wimbledon and US Open champion.

"We are both extremely excited, happy and we feel lucky. But this is also private news and stuff we want to keep close to our family and friends."

Murray and longtime girlfriend Kim Sears, 27, married in April and since then his form on tour has been impressive with a 27-4 winning record. In that time, he won his first ever titles on clay and reached the semi-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, Murray said he was hoping for the chance to face world number one Djokovic in the closing stages of the Montreal Masters as tries to put his hardcourt game into gear ahead of the US Open which starts in September.

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