Andy Murray Reveals His Three Children Have ‘No Interest’ in Playing Tennis

Published 12/03/2020, 11:32 PM EST
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has opened up on whether he sees his children taking up tennis in the future.


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Andy Murray says his son uses the racquet to knock ‘stuff over’

The Scot said his three children take no interest in tennis whatsoever and don’t listen to him whenever he tries to teach them the game.


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Murray said that the only thing that his one-year-old son Teddy does with a tennis racquet is to knock “stuff over”.


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Asked if he has ever tried to push his daughters, Sophia and Edie, into tennis, Murray said, “I’ve tried, they’ve got no interest in what I have got to say to them.”

“If they want to try and play tennis, I’d love to help. I can’t see it happening though,” said Murray.


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The Scot missed a good bit of the tennis action in 2020 as a fresh injury on the hip put him on the sidelines.

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He did play the US Open, but it turned out to be his only competitive event this year as his hip played up.

His return to Grand Slam action was brief as he went out in the second round, losing to rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Though the Scot hasn’t revealed his plans for the next season, he is believed to be out of rehabilitation and has resumed training.

With mounting injury concerns, there have rising speculations around his future in tennis. The Scot underwent a hip replacement surgery in 2019.

Could Wimbledon be Murray’s swansong event?

Before he opted for the surgery, Murray had admitted to waking up sore, even saying that the Wimbledon Championship in 2020 could be his swansong event.

However, the Grand Slam became a casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic this year.


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Hence, it is likely that Murray is training to be back at the Wimbledon next year and could bow out after.

Former British Number 1 Greg Rusedski recently said that Murray doesn’t have anything left to prove to his fans and the tennis world.

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

He claimed that the Scot would struggle to find his best form on return.


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Rusedski said he does wish Murray a grand send-off in front of his home fans at Wimbledon, irrespective of how far he goes in the tournament.



Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.