Andy Murray pays tribute to wife

Andy Murray pays tribute to wife

Andy Murray got very emotional as he paid tribute to pregnant wife Kim after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

Murray wasted no time in heading back home to UK to be by his wife’s side. The couple are expecting the arrival of their first child within the next week.

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Mail Online reports that Murray called his wife a legend and thanked her for support: “To my wife Kim. She’s going to be watching back home just now. You’ve been a legend the last two weeks. Thanks for all your support and I’ll be on the next flight home.”

Andy Murray with wife, Kim Sears. Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph UK

Murray’s post-match conference lasted barely five minutes as he was keen to rush to the airport. The last fortnight had been quite tough for Andy Murray. Kim was alone while Murray was in Australia chasing for his Australian Open trophy for the fifth time. And to make matters worse, Murray’s father-in-law Nigel Sears collapsed in the stands on Rod Laver Arena last Saturday.

Andy Murray suffered his fourth defeat at the hands of his rival Djokovic. He also became the first man in the Open Era (1968 onwards) to lose five finals at the same Grand Slam without ever winning it. So, yes the defeat might have been tough for Murray but regardless of the result, it’s been hard for Murray as he revealed in his post-match conference.

Applauding his wife, Kim, Murray said that she has been amazing throughout and handled everything with ease. He also thanked her for allowing him to play at the Australian Open and as promised, Murray wasted no time in catching the first plane to be home.

Murray also admitted that he was close to pulling out midway with everything going around him. He only decided to continue playing after his father-in-law made some recovery and was allowed to fly home to England.

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