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Andy Murray puts honeymoon on hold until end of season

ESPN staff
March 25, 2015
Andy Murray and Kim Sears have been together for almost 10 years and will wed at Murray's Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane © PA Photos

Andy Murray will delay his honeymoon until the tennis season is over, but is yet to decide whether to return to action on the ATP Tour in the week after his wedding.

The former Wimbledon and US Open champion will wed girlfriend Kim Sears on April 11, a day before his traditional start to the clay court season in Monte Carlo.

And while the 27-year-old, who will have three best men at his wedding, admits it is unlikely he will head to Monaco straight after tying the knot, the couple will save their honeymoon for the end of the season, which ends at the ATP World Tour Finals and Davis Cup final in November.

"Depending on how I feel after the wedding there's potential to play Monte Carlo, but I'd say that's unlikely," Murray told the Daily Mail. "The honeymoon won't be until the end of the year."

After slumping to a six-year low of No.12 in the ATP rankings in September, Murray is back up to No.4 on the back of late-season wins in Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia before reaching a fourth Australian Open final.

The engagement was announced on November 26, the same day Murray split with coaching staff Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green, who now work with Tomas Berdych.

Despite the off-court state of flux, Murray insists that keeping his professional and private lives separate comes easy.

"Tennis is important but we also have lives to live as well," Murray added. "When I'm on the court I'm not thinking 'I'm getting married in a few weeks' but back at the apartment there's time to do that. I can concentrate on both.

"As long as it's not in the forefront of my mind when I'm training then it's fine. It hasn't been a problem for me yet and I don't see it as an issue."

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