How many kids does Andy Murray have and who is his wife are the questions likely on many tennis fans’ minds now that the Scottish tennis ace is playing in the Australian Open 2023.
Once world number one, Andy Murray remains a formidable opponent to face on the court - as Australian player Alex de Minaur knows all-too well after being beaten by him in the lead up to this year’s Australian Open.
Now that the tournament proper is underway, many want to know when does Andy Murray play (opens in new tab) in the Australian Open, but tennis fans also have questions about the Scottish players personal life - including how many kids does Andy Murray have?
How many kids does Andy Murray have?
Anyone wondering how many kids does Andy Murray have now has the answer they've been looking for as the tennis star has four children with his wife Kim Murray - daughters Sophia and Edie, and a son Teddy, as well as another child whose name hasn't yet been revealed by the tennis star. His and Kim's eldest child was born in 2016, a year after they married, with Edie following in November 2017 and their first son Teddy being welcomed in 2019.
Last year Andy became a dad to his fourth child, who was born in March during lockdown. As a result of the new arrival, he decided to pull out of the ATP Tour event in Dubai so he could stay at home with his newborn baby. The arrival of his and Kim's fourth child was kept under wraps and the couple has generally preferred to keep all of their children out of the media spotlight.
However, that doesn't mean proud dad Andy hasn't ever opened up about his kids. Opening up about their busy home life with Kim, Sophia, Edie, Teddy and their youngest child, Andy told ITV daytime star Alison Hammond that he loves their everyday family routine.
As revealed by The Mirror (opens in new tab), he explained, "Seeing the kids sitting at the table behaving and eating their food and going to bed at the right time, those sort of things make me proud."
He went on to reveal more about his eldest child, Sophia, who it seems is already following in her famous father's footsteps with a love of tennis.
"My eldest daughter plays once a week and if she wanted to I’d be happy but at their ages it’s important to be doing stuff with their friends,” he said.
Who is Andy Murray's wife?
Andy Murray's wife is Kim Murray (née Sears) whom he reportedly met back 2005 when they both attended a party for the US Open. Though it was another year after that until their blossoming relationship became public knowledge when Andy gave Kim a romantic kiss after securing his first tournament victory in California.
Even before she met her future husband, however, Kim was no stranger to the world of tennis. Her father Nigel Sears is a tennis coach who has worked with players that include Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova.
A decade after their first meeting, Andy and Kim married in 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland. Despite Andy being incredibly well-known by this point, it's understood that the couple chose to keep their nuptials small, with few celebrities and their nearest and dearest family members and friends.
For her special day Kim wowed in a crystal-encrusted dress that was reportedly designed by one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite designers - Jenny Packham. Featuring a full skirt, three-quarter-length sleeves and an embellished waist detail, Kim Murray's wedding outfit was a show-stopper.
All these years later, painter Kim is a mum-of-four and is still consistently seen squeezing in time to be courtside to cheer on Andy throughout his many tournaments. A regular fixture at Wimbledon over the years, Kim has shared the crowd's delight and devastation at her husband's victories and losses.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy is now back in action on the grass courts after recently sustaining an abdominal injury and previously undergoing hip surgery. And Kim was once again cheering him on as he secured a place in the second round with an impressive victory over Australian player James Duckworth.
She was accompanied by her mother-in-law Judy Murray to the match and wore one of Dame Deborah James' Rebellious Hope' T-shirts from In The Style. This showcased her support for the extraordinary podcast host and journalist who created the design in order to raise money for her Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Whilst Andy Murray might be accustomed to playing around the world by now, it seems Kim and their kids are never far from the former World Number One's mind. Opening up in an emotional post-match speech after the Sydney Tennis Classic earlier this year, Andy revealed just how much he missed them.
"First time back in the finals for three years, it's been a long road to get back here but I couldn’t have done it without your help, so thank you," he declared. "I'd also like to thank my family back home. I don't know if you were watching but I miss you all."
Now Kim Murray will no doubt be anxiously awaiting Andy's next match as he continues his campaign at Wimbledon 2022.
How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon?
Andy Murray has won Wimbledon twice throughout his career, with his first victory coming back in 2013. On this occasion the Scottish star beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets despite being seeded 2nd to Novak's 1st.
His second time as Wimbledon champion came three years later in 2016 when he once again secured a straight sets win, this time over Milos Raonic. He has also reached the Wimbledon Men's Singles final another time in 2012 when he lost to Roger Federer.
Within a few weeks of his devastating defeat, Andy Murray went on to beat Roger in the Men's Singles event at the 2012 London Olympics.
After being knocked out of this year's Wimbledon tournament in the second round, Britain's hopes are pinned on Cameron Norrie, who's one step closer to reaching the final following the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal (opens in new tab) from the competition.
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