Andy Murray has had a glimpse into a possible life after tennis over the last few weeks and it is one he is keen to avoid.
Murray has been back at his Surrey home following the birth of his third child last month, which came less than a week after his 2019 season ended in glorious style with a first title since his career-saving hip surgery.
That win in Antwerp capped off a successful four-week stint back on the ATP Tour – which gave great promise for a return to the top of the men’s game – but the Scot picked up a niggle in his elbow.
He says now that post-injury he knows that is not important to him, a change in mindset perhaps brought on by the fact his children did not even watch his epic final win over Stan Wawrinka in Belgium.
“I think they were having dinner at Wagamama’s during the final,” he revealed.
“So I don’t think they were watching. They’ve seen me on the tennis court on TV over the last couple of months.
“I’m not sure they’ve got the patience to sit and watch a tennis match.”