Fatherhood comes first for new dad Murray

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His recent loss in the semi final of the Monte Carlo Masters against Spaniard Rafael Nadal meant that Andy Murray’s search for a first title of the year continues as we reach the end of April. As a result, Murray has had to fight back against critics who have pointed to the recent arrival of his first child as a reason for his on court shortcomings so far this season. However, the world number two admitted that his first priority now lies with being a good father, with tennis having to take a backseat for now. Murray suffered an early exit at the Miami Masters last month, and now begins the clay court season looking to make his mark on his least favourite surface.

Murray pushed Nadal to the limit in their recent matchup, before eventually succumbing to the nine time French Open champion in three sets. Roland Garros is now just a matter of weeks away, and with the Scot reaching the semi finals in Paris on his last two outings, Murray will be looking to go one better this time around. Check out all the latest tennis odds at Coral, where Murray is the 15/2 third favourite for at this year’s French Open behind Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic.

Having won the Wimbledon title back in 2013, Murray will no doubt be looking forward to a return to South West London, where he will no doubt be joined by his family as he once again burdens the hope of the nation for two weeks from the end of June. Murray will be hoping that his daughter Sophia can be the good luck charm needed to win the historic trophy for a second time, and is given Wimbledon betting odds of 3/1 by bookmakers Coral.

Murray has become embroiled in a war of words with tennis legend, and coach of Djokovic, Boris Becker in recent weeks. With much controversy surrounding the sport since the admittance from Maria Sharapova of taking banned substances, Murray himself questioned some of his previous opponents in regards to a lack of tiredness during matches. German Becker was quick to fight back to defend the sport, claiming that players should be treated as innocent until proven guilty.