Andy Murray: My priority now is being a good dad

Andy Murray. Picture: Jane Barlow

Andy Murray. Picture: Jane Barlow

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Andy Murray has hit out at claims fatherhood has affected his performance on court, stating that being a good father takes priority over tennis.

The former Wimbledon champion was responding to commentators who have made the link between his on-court form since January and the birth of daughter Sophia in February.

Murray was knocked out of the Miami Open last month, losing a third-set lead.

Wife Kim told him she had read an article which “sort of blamed” the birth of their daughter for him losing a match, Murray told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

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“That’s actually a horrible thing to say. That’s not the case but so what if she did? Why does that matter?” he said.

“Becoming a parent is life-changing and if it helps my tennis, great. If it doesn’t, fine.”

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