Murray might skip Australian Open for child’s birth

The 28-year-old, who recently led Great Britain to its first Davis Cup victory in 79 years, said it was necessary for him to go home at the time of birth of his first child. The two-time Grand Slam champion said that it would be an important moment for him and that he wanted to remain with his wife.

Andy Murray won the Davis Cup with Britain in November.   -  Getty Images

World number two Andy Murray has revealed that he will withdraw from next year’s Australian Open if his wife goes into premature labour.

The 28-year-old, who recently led Great Britain to its first Davis Cup victory in 79 years, said it was necessary for him to go home at the time of birth of his first child.

The two-time Grand Slam champion said that it would be an important moment for him and that he wanted to remain with his wife as much as he could at that time, the Guardian reported.

Murray will also go back to his home this Sunday in order to attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Belfast. The Australian Open will take place from January 18 to January 31, with Murray’s first child due in February.

Mauresmo to come back as coach

Murray has retained the services of coach Amelie Mauresmo for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, in January. The two-time Grand Slam champion posted on Facebook:



Nice to have Amelie back in the team out in Dubai. Thanks to Jonas for helping out this year. I enjoyed working with one of the nicest guys on the tour, bring on 2016.

Posted by >Andy Murray on  >Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Mauresmo, who once again joined forces with Murray at his training camp in Dubai, took a break from the sport in order to give birth to her first child in August, the Guardian reported.