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Andy Murray opens up about career sacrifices wife Kim made to support him

The couple been married since April 2015 and are now parents to four children Sophia, Edie, Teddy,  and Lola

Kim Murray seen cheering husband Andy Murray
Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Andy Murray has one of the strongest support units behind him, with his wife Kim being one of the biggest cheerleaders as she regularly turns up to several of his matches with her feisty on-court attitude. Although the couple - who married in April 2015 - tend to shy away from the spotlight, they certainly have a huge loyal following and cultivate lots of media attention during Wimbledon.

Last month, the blonde beauty sat courtside with her eyes fixed on Andy's matches at two pre-Wimbledon tournaments at Surbiton and Nottingham – both of which, Andy was later declared the winner. 

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Without his knowledge, 35-year-old Kim took their four children, Sophia, seven, Edie, five, Teddy, three, and two-year-old  Lola to watch the final of the Nottingham Open. After his match, the tennis champion's reaction was priceless and he endearingly said: "Oh my God, I didn't know they were here. I had no idea they were coming. It's great they have been able to come today - they are all there. Thanks, guys."

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During a recent chat with HELLO!, Kim revealed how proud she is of her husband. "It's great he is still so focussed," she shared. "He goes out there wanting to win every single match and we are very proud of him." 

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Kim is known for her enthusiastic support

Despite being a busy mum-of-four and with the running of their Scotland-based hotel Cromlix, Kim has still managed to find the time to cheer on Andy at the All England Club each year. In 2015, shortly after tying the knot, the tennis champion praised the "sacrifice" Kim has made for his career.

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In an interview with the New York Times, Andy was uncharacteristically open about his relationship with his then new-wife, whom he has been with since 2005. Asked about the attention that she gets in the press, particularly during major tournaments, he said: "I know she doesn't like that and doesn't want that. 

"We've never asked for that. It's not something that she courts. She doesn't like being in the newspapers, and people commenting on what she's wearing and how she looks, and those sorts of things."

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Andy Murray and wife Kim have been together since 2005

Doting wife Kim studied at Sussex University after getting A-grades in music, drama and art for her A-levels.

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He added: "That's one of the things that I guess she's also sacrificed, a little bit, for our relationship, and I appreciate that a lot. But hopefully, there's only a few more years left of it, and then we can get away from all of that stuff."

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Kim and Andy held their wedding reception at Cromlix on 11 April 2015

In 2013, Andy revealed in his book Eventually, Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory, that he could see himself starting a family with his then long-term girlfriend. "I can see myself having a family one day," he wrote. "It is something that I'm starting to think about because Kim and I have been together for eight years."

Of Kim always being there for him, he added: "You're in these huge cities meeting new people all the time and it would be easy to get your head turned. But Kim's always been there for me. She really cares about me and helps with so many things. She always has. That's why we have such a great relationship."

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Andy is one of the most successful British sports stars of all time, becoming the first British male tennis champion since the 1930s. He won Wimbledon for the first time in 2013 before repeating his success in the 2016 tournament.

Andy and Kim - daughter of tennis coach Nigel Sears - announced their engagement in November 2014 and were married at Dunblane Cathedral in April the following year.

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The couple tied the knot in April 2015

In October 2019, the former world No.1 admitted that his wife Kim played the central role in backing him up for his ATP Tour return - he had suffered a hip resurfacing injury in July that year.

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"There's been a number of times in the last two years that I had stopped," he said, reports Daily Mail. "I was like, 'I don't want to do this any more'. But Kim, she was always trying to keep me going, and trying to help get me back on the court, stay motivated, and always happy for me to go and train and go away and stuff."

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They now share four young children together

Of spending time with his partner, Andy also previously stated: "Through most of my career it's been like that, just very understanding of everything that I've done, like going away for training blocks in Miami after a really long year and things like that.

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"It might not seem like much but we don't get to see each other all of the time and it does make a big difference when you don't have that, like, drama in your personal life and lots of things going on away from the court.

"She has been brilliant like that, allowed me to pursue my career and been unbelievably supportive of me doing that, so I've been very lucky. I think my family are just happy seeing me back on the court pain free again. It's been an amazing few months, really."

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