British star reveals his daughter is now playing tennis

Andy Murray is one of Britain’s greatest-ever tennis players and now it seems his daughter could be set to follow in his footsteps.

Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles throughout his career, alongside two Olympic gold medals.

He is also a former world number one and has claimed 46 titles throughout his illustrious career.

Murray and his wife, Kim, met at the US Open in 2005 and have since had four children โ€“ Sophia, Edie, Teddie and a girl born in March 2021.

The Scot has now revealed that his eldest daughter Sophia is beginning to show an interest in tennis and has started to play properly.

What did Murray say about his daughter?

“My eldest daughter is enjoying playing now and the others are getting into it, although the youngest two are still a bit small to hit a ball yet,” the 35-year-old said Hello Magazine.

Murray also thanked Kim for allowing him to continue playing tennis, and credited her for always supporting him throughout his career.

“My wife is the kindest for continuing to allow me to follow my dream and play tennis,” he said.

Andy Murray at Paris masters
PARIS, FRANCE โ€“ OCTOBER 31: Andy Murray of Great Britain in action against Gilles Simon of France in the first round during Day One of the Rolex Paris Masters tennis at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on October 31, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How has Murray fared in 2022?

Having come close to retirement in 2019, Murray underwent a second hip surgery soon after, which proved to be successful.

Indeed, the Scot made a remarkable comeback that year and has been steadily climbing the rankings again ever since.

Murray’s encouraging 2022 season has seen him reach the finals in Sydney and Stuttgart and re-enter the top 50 in the world.

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While the Brit failed to reach beyond the third round of any of the majors this year, he is aiming to play next year’s Wimbledon and has no plans to retire just yet.

“Yes, that’s the plan,” Murray said regarding playing Wimbledon. “For now, I’m still focused on playing tennis and winning matches,” he said. “I’ve been pleased with my progress this year, but there are definitely some areas to improve on.

“I’ll be doing a training block in December so we’ll be hoping to identify some of those areas and work on them, so hopefully I can get some more wins under my belt next year.”

Andy Murray at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA โ€“ OCTOBER 12: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during a match against Alexander Zverev of Germany during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on October 12, 2021 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Will Andy Murray coach Emma Raducanu?

Murray has stressed that he will not give unsolicited guidance to fellow Brit Emma Raducanuyet his former fitness coach Jez Green is now working with the 20-year-old.

Last year, Raducanu became the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam and the first British woman to triumph at a Grand Slam in 44 years.

She has previously mentioned that she would love Murray to be her coach one daybut with Murray still competing alongside the very best in the men’s game, it could be a while until this comes to fruition.

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