Tennis legend, Andy Murray has admitted he experienced marriage struggles to wife, Kim Murray, after experiencing career threatening injuries this year.
The two-time Olympic champion Murray also a three-time Grand Slam winner has been suffering from hip injuries, but insists his wife has been “brilliant” during his fight to return to tennis even though it affected his marriage because he was always feeling ‘down’.
Murray met Kim, whose father Nigel Sears is a tennis coach, in 2005 and they married in his hometown of Dunblane in 2015. The couple also have two daughters, Sophia, three, and two-year-old Edie.
Murray said: “I was pretty down, that’s for sure. It was a really tough period for me because it wasn’t so much the actual injury itself.
“Being injured can be frustrating, but the issue that I had was with me every single day, sleeping and walking. It wasn’t just I hit a serve and my arm hurt. This woke me up in the night. It was bad. “I don’t know if the children noticed because when I’m with them I’m always trying to put on a brave face, but my wife definitely.”It put a lot of strain on our relationship, just because I was down all the time.”
He added: “She has been brilliant and I would probably be quite selfish, just in terms of thinking about myself and how I’m feeling all the time and not actually realising the impact that has on all the people around me.
“When everyone was trying to encourage me to keep going and keep trying and keep playing, I was, like, ‘You don’t know what it’s like. You don’t know what it is that I’m feeling’.
“I probably didn’t take into consideration what that was doing to everyone around me.
“I see a little of this in the documentary. Some bits of it are quite hard for me to watch.
“It had an impact on the team, and my physio’s family as well. He’ll be disappointed and sad each time he goes home that he’s not been able to fix my hip, that I’m still in pain or I’ve had a rough day.