Andy Murray Distracted By Kim Sears And Baby, Crashes Out Of Miami Open

Andy Murray, the new father, crashed out of Miami Open 2016, losing to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Seeing how he had his first baby daughter six weeks ago, he must have been too distracted by his wife, Kim Sears, and his baby to fully concentrate on the game.

“He looked tired and emotionally drained” former British No. 1 Annabel Croft said to BBC Sports. “I know he had his family over in Miami. Having had three children myself, you know that if there’s a baby in the house … your sleep is going to be a little bit disrupted. He’s probably a little bit more drained in every area and suddenly there’s a lot more to think of off the court.”

The fans witnessed Andy losing his temper on court in Miami Open even before the third round. When he noticed that a women’s game ball was in play, he made sure to let the umpire have it on court.

That’s unbelievable,” Andy said, according to the Daily Mail. “That’s one of the women’s balls. I could have just hit a shot with it.”

After losing the match, he took another shot by saying, “It’s not right. Do you know how different the balls are?”

While many families of tennis players choose to stay in their home country, Kim Sears opted to bring her baby and her mother to support her husband play good tennis. But it looks like her plan backfired when Andy Murray couldn’t concentrate on the match fully enough to vanquish Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of Miami Open.

Even with his wife, Kim Sears, in the stands cheering him on, the tennis player couldn’t muster up enough strength to push himself into the fourth round.

Kim Sears made her first high profile appearance since the birth of her daughter Sophia at the Miami Open on Monday,” reports Hello Magazine. “The 28-year-old took some time away from her baby daughter to cheer on Andy Murray in the third round of the tournament at Miami’s Crandon Park.”

Looks like Andy need more than love, support and fulfilling personal life to up his playing.

The critics are taking this opportunity to take another stab at Andy’s female coach, Amelie Mauresmo. Ever since he brought her own to oversee his style and team, people have been expressing doubts towards her capability as the coach of Scotland’s best player.

If I’d had a falling out then Amelie wouldn’t be here at the tournament,” Andy said, according to the Scottish Daily Record. “We had dinner with all our families last night, so we certainly haven’t fallen out. “It’s one of those things that when I win no one says anything about it, and then when I lose that’s an excuse. I don’t think that is the reason for me hitting 50 unforced errors in this match.”

The 28-year-old player has been focusing on this career more than ever. He has even been neglecting his Twitter (his last post was on January 26) so that he can devote most of his mental and physical energy to the things that matter the most to him. But it looks like there are other parts of his life that is sapping the energy away from improving his ranking.

But maybe losing Miami Open was a blessing in disguise for Andy Murray. Having lost this early in the tournament means that he gets to spend some quality time with his family before he starts ramping up for the next Grand Slam. Plus, seeing how everyone he cares about is in the states, he could make a good first memory with his growing baby in the sunny state of Florida.

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