Andy Murray joked after winning the European Open that he needed to get back to touring as his family is getting ‘out of control’.
Murray’s wife Kim is pregnant with the couple’s third child – and the former British No1 jokngly attributed that fact to him spending more time at home due to injuries which almost ended his career.
The Scot won his first tour title since 2017 when he beat Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp .
And Murray said afterwards: “I’ve got two young kids and a third one coming. I’ll have three kids under four years old.
“When I’ve been off the tour the last few years my family has got bigger.
“I need to get on the road so we’re done before it gets out of control!
“I’m excited for the third kid. My wife has been a huge support in getting me back on the court.
She’s helped me fight to keep playing.”
Murray said he chosen to play in Belgium because, with Kim pregnant, he wouldn’t be too far from home.
“The main reason is that it’s the closest tournament to home for me and my wife is quite pregnant right now,” said Murray on Monday.
“The last time I was in this situation (2016) I found myself in Australia and I didn’t want to be in that position.”
Murray, who was playing in his first final less than nine months after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery, triumphed 3-6 6-4 6-4 over Wawrinka in Antwerp.
In an on-court interview broadcast by Amazon Prime, Murray said: “Obviously it means a lot, the last few years have been extremely difficult, both me and Stan have had a lot of injury problems the last couple of years.”
The Scot had broken down in tears ahead of the Australian Open in January, explaining he could quit the sport due to his injury problems.