Murray won't let career get in the way of seeing his daughter

EntertainmentBy Niamh Cluskey
Andy Murray and wife Kim
Andy Murray and wife Kim

International tennis star, Andy Murray says his career won't stop him seeing his three-week-old daughter Sophia.

The British star says fatherhood has made it easier for him to get up in the mornings, which was always a struggle to him in the past.

He told the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 that he "always wanted to start a family".

He said: "It's something I've been looking forward to for a long time so I'm sure it's going to have a lot of positive effects on my life.

"For me, the first time I was left alone with her was when it really sinks in, it hits you that this is a huge responsibility, but during every day now I really look forward to going home to see her.

"Waking up is a lot easier now - I used to love sleeping in later but getting up early and getting to see her in the morning is great.

The 28-year-old was back on the court last week, getting ready to represent Britain in next week's Davis Cup clash with Japan.

For the first time since becoming a father, Murray is due to travel away from the family home in Surrey, to start Britain's defence of the Davis Cup.

This is the first time Murray is due back on the match court since losing his fifth Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic.

Immediately after the defeat, he paid an emotional tribute to his wife Kim before rushing to catch the first flight home for the birth of his daughter.

Murray remained reluctant to reveal whether he thinks his daughter will change his performance at the upcoming game.