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Andy Murray's Tearful Wimbledon Speech: Recalls First Meeting Wife Kim

Andy Murray’s Tearful Wimbledon Speech: Recalls First Meeting Wife Kim

Andy Murray recalled the emotional moment he first met his wife Kim as he bid a tearful farewell to Wimbledon on Thursday.

The 37-year-old Murray, along with his brother Jamie, faced a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Rinky Hijikata and John Peers in the men’s doubles. This loss leaves Murray only in the mixed doubles category this year, playing alongside Emma Raducanu, marking his final appearance at SW19.

Initially, Murray was scheduled to compete in the men’s singles, but he had to withdraw due to injury.

Post-defeat, Murray was interviewed on court, with iconic figures from his career, including friend and rival Novak Djokovic, standing nearby. A tribute video played on the big screens, setting a poignant tone as Murray began his emotional adieu to the tournament he triumphed in twice as a singles player.

Towards the conclusion of his interview, he glanced at the stands where his wife Kim was present and said, “I’d better say something about my wife, because I’ll get in trouble if I don’t, but this is probably gonna be the hard part.”

He continued, “We met the first time when we were 18 years old. Kim’s dad is a tennis coach, and we met over in New York for the first time where we went out for dinner at the US Open. I choked a little bit that night; I walked her home to her hotel, and I asked her for her email address. That’s not quite a normal thing to do.”

“The first match [of mine] she came to watch live was at the US Open, and I vomited twice in that match, once right in front of where she was sitting. I then stood up and vomited on my opponent’s racket bag. And she still seemed to like me, so I knew she was a keeper after that.”

With tears in his eyes, Murray added, “She’s been an amazing, amazing support to me and my whole family and is the best mum.”

The emotionalism peaked as he said, “Unfortunately, in a couple of months, she’s gonna have to see me every day, so things might be rocky for a little while. Hopefully, we can stick it out together, and I’m looking forward to the rest of our lives.”

Murray’s stellar career includes winning Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, where he beat Djokovic and Milos Raonic respectively in the finals. Additionally, he won an Olympic gold medal on Centre Court in 2012 and at one point he achieved the rank of world No. 1.

Source: Yahoo News