Andy Murray will become father again. The British player revealed it in an interview to The Times after playing the Shanghai Masters where he lost to the Italian Fabio Fognini in a three-set second round match. Murray is committed to compete the European Open in Antwerp next week but he may go back to the United Kingdom if his wife Kim gives birth.
This time it will be a boy after having two daughters, Sophia and Edie, respectively three and one years old. Murray warned: “Obviously the baby can come any time from pretty much next week. I would adjust my schedule if I couldn’t go to Antwerp.
My plan is to play Antwerp and then I am done through to the Davis Cup. If the baby came early, I would miss Antwerp and then maybe play at the Paris Masters [at the end of this month]”. The Vienna's Erste Bank Open has reserved a wild card for Murray but the Brit seems unlikely to compete after Antwerp until the Davis Cup Finals that take place in Madrid in late November.
He also said that more athletes will have a surgery like his in the future by implanting a metal ball-and-socket joint on hip: "I know having done this that you will see way more athletes having this operation and coming back to compete, because there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to.
There is no pain. The range of motion is the one thing that is a bit limited. I don’t know if there are some sports in which that is more important than tennis. But it is great", Murray concluded.