“I’ve always been emotional”: Andy Murray speaks exclusively to Loose Women
Two-time Wimbledon champ Andy Murray has spoken exclusively to Loose Women about his 2016 Wimbledon win yesterday (July 10th) and his experience of fatherhood so far.
“It’s changed my attitude to life really. It changes everything”, he told presenters Coleen Nolan and Janet Street Porter about his new daughter Sophia. “It’s been an amazing few months enjoying being a dad and hopefully I can keep performing on the tennis court, [Sophia] has helped me in that respect for sure”.
Murray also opened up on whether being a dad has made him more of an emotional person: “I have always been very emotional, just people don’t always see it … But if you ask my wife she would tell you I’m pretty emotional. But obviously having children changes your perspective on life, changes your perspective on things, so I feel like I’m appreciating things a bit more now. Tennis isn’t the be all and end all, which is a good thing. You know before, tennis was all I was bothered about, whereas now the first thing I think about when I get up in the morning isn’t tennis anymore and that’s a good thing”, he said.
But the nation’s favourite tennis player still gets nervous on the court.
Speaking about how he used to get visibly frustrated during matches, Murray said: “I still get angry, maybe it’s a bit better than it was before, but the nerves are hard to keep in check. But you also can’t control your nerves, you can’t just decide not to get nervous … the reason I get nervous for Wimbledon is it’s the biggest tennis tournament in the world. It’s what I train for the whole year and I want to perform well and you know nerves aren’t always a bad thing, it shows you care about what it is you’re about to do and once I get out there I find a way of dealing with them”.
Watch the whole Andy Murray Loose Women interview on ITV Hub here.