Andy Murray on the positive side of missing tournaments: ‘I got to see my kids growing up’

Andy Murray posing

He has played only a handful of games over the past few years, but Andy Murray is seeing his glass as half full as he believes spending so much time at home has helped him to build a great relationship with his children.

The three-time Grand Slam winner missed the bulk of the 2018 and 2019 seasons after undergoing two hip operations while the 2020 season was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Although disappointed with the lack of games, Murray is delighted to have spent time with his four young children.

In an interview with ES Magazine, he said: “I got to see my kids growing up in the last couple of years and I’ve spent loads of time around them and got to build great relationships with them, which I wouldn’t have had the chance to do otherwise… In some ways, that’s been really the positive thing that’s come out of this.”

Lockdown has meant parents have had to come up with many different ways to keep their children entertained and Murray was no different.

“I was building castles out of cardboard boxes, which the kids loved but they looked terrible,” he added.

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