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Murray ready to abandon Oz Open to attend birth of first child

Andy Murray in action against Ivan Dodig

London, Dec.16 : World number two Andy Murray has revealed that he will withdraw from next year’s Australian Open if his wife goes into premature labour.

The 28-year-old, who recently led Great Britain to its first Davis Cup victory in 79 years, said it was necessary for him to go home at the time of birth of his first child.

The two-time Grand Slam champion said that it would be an important moment for him and that he wanted to remain with his wife as much as he could at that time.

Murray will also go back to his home this Sunday in order to attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Belfast.

The Australian Open will take place from January 18 to January 31, with Murray’s first child due in February. (ANI)