Murray will leave Australian Open for early baby


Andy Murray says that that he would leave the Australian Open early if his wife, Kim, goes into labour early.

The competition is the first Grand Slam of the 2016 season, and it runs from January 18-31 and the baby is due in mid-February.

When the world number two was asked what he would do should his first child came early, he replied “I’m going to fly home.”

“I’d be way more disappointed winning the Australian Open and not being at the birth of the child.”

Murray, a double Grand Slam winner, said the current plan is to compete in the Australian Open and then take February off to spend time with Kim and the baby.

He was speaking while competing in the Hopman Cup event in Perth, where he partnered Heather Watson to a 2-1 win for Great Britain against France.

Murray put Britain ahead when he defeated Kenny de Schepper 6-2 6-2, and then worked together with Watson to defeat De Schepper and Caronline Garcia 6-2 5-7 10-6 in a mixed doubles match that decided the champions tie-break.

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