Andy Murray dumped baby duties on his wife Kim Sears … at least for the time being. Seeing how he is in competitive tennis, in which he has to keep playing games to prevent from falling in rankings, he has to travel away from his family to take part in tournaments.
But he has expressed his desire for his baby and wife to come along to as many tournaments as possible.
“Babies are pretty portable at this age I think,” Andy Murray said according to Hello Magazine. “We’ll just play it by ear a little bit and see how well that works out. It’s not really up to me. It’s up to Kim as well, how much she would like to travel… but I don’t see us travelling as a family all the time because Kim doesn’t love just being there to watch tennis all of the time either.”
Sounds like the Scotsman is aware of the fact that Kim will be busy tending to the baby as well as supporting him this year, leading up to French Open 2016.
The fact that Andy and Kim are opposed to hiring a nanny means that there will be plenty for her to do. The tennis star hinted that they plan on not employing a nanny.
“A lot of them have said: ‘Get a nanny,” he confessed. “But I think everyone has said it’s one of those things that the more effort you put in, the more rewarding it is.
As for the new mother, she decided to stay near home instead of follow her husband all the way across the Atlantic. She was spotted pushing her baby around in a stroller this past week, looking happier than ever.
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She gave birth to Sophia, her first daughter, on February 7, 2016. The baby girl weighed 8lb 10oz, according to Huffington Post.
Meanwhile, her husband has been floundering in the American tournaments, losing in the first few rounds.
“Andy Murray made an early exit from the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a surprise defeat by Argentine world number 53 Federico Delbonis,” according to BBC Sports.
Federico Delbonis beats Andy Murray in a final set tie-break at Indian Wells
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While other tennis players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic had great career successes after having children, it looks like Andy Murray is floundering.
Some have attributed his losses to his personal temper. Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, gave an opinion that he is “too hard” on himself when he loses to perform well afterwards.
“Murray is a great, great talent – one of the biggest ever, and a big part of it is not being used because his mindset is not calm,” he said according to the Guardian. “He gets frustrated very easily. When he’s winning he has booming confidence but, once he starts losing, his mind turns around and he looks lost. He starts talking to his box, and this distracts his mind.”
Andy, being the fiery tempered man that he is, probably will not take this advice very well.
Meanwhile, in the tennis world, the 28-year-old Scottish player has been very firm in his opinion that Maria Sharapova should be suspended after failing to pass a drug test.
“If you take performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drug test then you should be suspended,” he said, according to ABC News.
He added, “If you take a prescription drug that you don’t need but just because it is legal is wrong. You are just doing it for the performance-enhancing benefits.”
Despite all the drama in the world of tennis, he is trying to get his game up before the 2016 French Open rolls around. Do you think Kim Sears will bring the baby to see the games? Let us know in the comments below!
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