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‘Oh my God!’ Andy Murray given Father’s Day surprise during Nottingham Open win

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‘Oh my God!’ Andy Murray given Father’s Day surprise during Nottingham Open win

British tennis player Andy Murray was given a surprise Father’s Day present when he found out his children were in the crowd to watch his Nottingham Open title win.

The former world number one continued his excellent preparation for Wimbledon by winning a second successive title as beat French competitor Arthur Cazaux 6-4 6-4 in the Challenger Tour event.

His success made it 10 wins in a row after he also won the Surbiton Trophy last week.

Following his victory at the Nottingham Open, Murray was hoping to make a quick dash down the M1 to be home in time to see his four children before they went to bed.

However, he didn’t have to travel that far because his wife Kim and children Sophia, Edie, Teddy and Lola made their presence known during the trophy presentation.

Clearly shocked and delighted, Murray said after spotting them: “Oh my God! I didn’t know they were here.

“I had no idea they were coming.”

Andy Murray's children  Teddy, Edie, Lola and Sophia were in the crowd for his Nottingham Open win

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Andy Murray’s children Teddy, Edie, Lola and Sophia were in the crowd for his Nottingham Open win

Despite their effort to travel to Nottingham to see their dad win a 10th career grass court title, Murray later revealed they were actually more interested in going to McDonald’s than watching tennis.

“To be honest, after I had the kids I was motivated to keep playing so they could watch me when I was older, but they are not really that interested,” Murray said.

“I thought they might be but they’re not. It is really nice for them to come, I have loved having them come and watch today, but I realise for them, they are more interested in other things.

“But it was still nice because they haven’t been to Wimbledon, they came to Queen’s when I played doubles there, but they haven’t been around it at all. They are more interested in when we are going to McDonalds after the match.

“I didn’t know they were coming. I was obviously hoping with the early start I would get down the road this evening, I had no idea they were coming.”

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Andy Murray holds the trophy after victory at the Nottingham Open

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Andy Murray holds the trophy after victory at the Nottingham Open

He added: “They showed up last week, we live quite close to Surbiton, and after I won the first set they decided to come and try and see the end.

“As they arrived it started raining, they hung around for a couple of hours but then it started getting close to bedtime so they went and as they got home I got back on court.

“They obviously decided to make the effort to come down here and thankfully I managed to win.”

A 10th win in a row renewed hope that Murray will be able to have a good run at Wimbledon, which starts in a fortnight.

This is his best sequence of results since 2017, when he still topped the world rankings and was not playing with a metal hip.

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