Expecting father Andy Murray has already cleared his diary in February to be at home when wife Kim is due to give birth to their first child.
And the four-time Australian Open finalist will immediately head for the airport should the baby arrive earlier than expected – even if that means dropping out of the year’s first major.
“I’d go home. For sure, yes,” Murray told the Daily Mail UK from his training base in Dubai. “I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me.”
After leaving Australia, Murray does not expect to step on court until Great Britain play their first Davis Cup tie as defending champions against Japan in Birmingham, UK.
The world No.2 admits the new arrival may make life a little more complicated, but he cannot wait to be a dad.
“It might be a distraction but it’s a good distraction,” Murray added. “It’s actually not good to all the time be just concentrating on tennis and your training all of the time.”
Murray welcomed Amelie Mauresmo back as his head coach in December after the former world No.1 gave birth to son Aaron in August. The pair had not worked together since Wimbledon.
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