Andy Murray news: Former world No 1 left feeling awkward after daughter pranks him

Andy Murray enjoys a light-hearted moment

Andy Murray celebrated 700 career wins yesterday after he beat Taro Daniels in the opening round at Indian Wells, but he also gave fans a glimpse into his family life and revealed being a well-known tennis player can have its pitfalls.

The Scot has already achieved one of the goals he set out to accomplish when he made a return to the sport last year, one of which was to win 700 matches and the other which he is still yet to do is win 50 career titles but he currently sits on 46.

Murray is one of the most successful and renowned players in the world, he’s a two-time Olympic champion, a three-time Grand Slam champion and a Davis Cup winner, but this has recently turned quite embarrassing for the Scot because his eldest daughter is now aware of her dad’s status.

“I think they’re aware, my oldest one is aware, she’s now six, she knows that – like sometimes she calls me Andy Murray, which I find incredibly awkward,” the world No 88 revealed.

“I’m like, ‘No, I’m daddy. I’m not Andy Murray, I’m daddy.’

“She does it now to wind me up, she does it especially when she’s around her friends and stuff.”

But the former world No 1 will have to be away from his wife Kim Sears and their four children while he competes at Indian Wells and then at the Miami Open under the guidance of former coach Ivan Lendl who he has recently reunited with.

He previously announced he would be missing the clay season to concentrate on grass which includes Wimbledon which gets underway at the end of June.

However, before all that he’s still in with a chance of having a strong tournament in California and he is set to play 31st seed Alexander Bublik in the second round tomorrow.

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