March 12 (UPI) — Former world No. 1 and two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s Dubai Open after the birth of his fourth child.
Murray’s publicist, Matt Gentry, confirmed Friday that Murray’s wife, Kim Sears, gave birth, resulting in the tennis star’s withdrawal from the tournament in Dubai.
It remains unclear whether the couple’s new arrival is a boy or girl.
Murray married Sears — his childhood sweetheart — in April 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland. The couple has two daughters, Sophia, 5, and Edie, 3, and a 1-year-old son, Teddy.
Speaking with the United Kingdom’s The Times in October, Murray opened up about fatherhood.
“It can be difficult because the eldest are always wanting — and getting — your attention, whereas the youngest one is left fighting for it a little bit more,” Murray told the newspaper. “[Teddy] just wants to throw and chase balls the whole time, whereas the two girls were a little bit more mellow [at his age]. So it’s quite different.”
The 33-year-old Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in 2019 to help save his professional career.