Andy Murray: 'Hip injury put a lot of strain on relationship with my wife'

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Andy Murray: 'Hip injury put a lot of strain on relationship with my wife'

In an interview to The Times Andy Murray opened up on how his hip injury influenced his wellbeing and mood with his dear ones. Murray, who recently became a father for the third time, said: “I was pretty down, that’s for sure.

It was a really tough period for me because it wasn’t so much the actual injury itself. Being injured can be frustrating, but the issue that I had was with me every single day, sleeping and walking. It wasn’t just I hit a serve and my arm hurt.

This woke me up in the night. It was bad." On his relationship with his wife Kim Sears, the three-time Major winner added: "It put a lot of strain on our relationship, just because I was down all the time. She has been brilliant and I would probably be quite selfish, just in terms of thinking about myself and how I’m feeling all the time and not actually realising the impact that has on all the people around me.

When everyone was trying to encourage me to keep going and keep trying and keep playing, I was, like, ‘You don’t know what it’s like. You don’t know what it is that I’m feeling’. People say it all the time, but for me this was genuinely life-changing for all sorts of reasons, not just to play tennis, but when I’m crawling through a tunnel in soft play with my children, or just getting down on the floor to play and roll around with them."