Perth - Scottish world number two Andy
Murray said on Monday he is prepared to put family duties ahead of Grand Slam
Speaking at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in
Perth, where he is representing Great Britain, the dual Grand Slam winner said
he would choose being at the birth of his child over playing in the Australian
Murray's wife, Kim Sears, is due to give
birth next month.
"I'm going to fly home I think,"
he said when asked what he'd choose if that scenario unfolded.
"We spoke about it and chatted and
obviously it'd be disappointing if I was to get in that position and not be
able to play the final.
"But I'd be way more disappointed
winning the Australian Open and not being at the birth of the child.
"Hopefully it doesn't come to
Murray said he was looking forward to
becoming a father.
"It's going to be a big change but I
am very excited about it," he said.
"I have got a few weeks of tennis here
and then I'll take February off to spend time with Kim."
Murray is very close to his family, having
teamed up with brother Jamie in Great Britain's drought-breaking Davis Cup win
His mother, Great Britain Fed Cup coach
Judy, is also in Perth this week.