It's not an easy job to be a husband and father while simultaneously the duty call as an ATP professional tennis player. Andy Murray has plenty of things on his plate, and it's extraordinary how this guy finds the proper balance between the key elements of his life. And he is not the only one dealing with such things as other fellow rivals like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is having their fair share of home stuff.

Before Wimbledon, the news that Murray and his wife Kim are expecting a second child appeared in the press. It came a bit over a year after Kim gave birth to a girl in February 2016. Recently, Murray said that family comes first. Now, that he is dealing with a hip injury and there is a bit of uncertainty looming over his schedule, he might have some extra time to sit out and enjoy it along with his family. For a tennis superstar, the days off are a rare gift.

Murray and his further path as tennis star

Now that he is 30-years-old, there might be some adjustments to his strategy for the future. So far, he achieved some extraordinary things given the fact that he has been in the same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. Even so, the British tennis star remains a two-times Wimbledon champion, US Open winner and double gold-medalist at the Olympics.

Those and another pile of ATP titles are making him one of the most relevant players of this era.

Reaching the world no. 1 summit in the late stages of 2016 might have put an end to a huge chapter of his career as a professional player. Constantly sitting behind Federer, Nadal or Djokovic was never easy and the mere fact of getting past all of them in the ranking might get some comfort. It's that sense of closure that made Murray partially stiff during the first few months of 2017. It was that and the burnout feeling after closing a huge gap between him and Djokovic during the second part of 2016.

Tennis may become the second priority

Given the fact that his family is about to grow even bigger, Andy Murray may shift attention else where other than tennis. After all, he gave so much to this sports which make s a possible shift of priorities almost natural. The funny fact is that Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are also expecting their second child this fall. The coincidence goes even far, as they both have been struggling lately with form and injuries.

Andy Murray won't probably stay away from the game that much, but he might consider a smart-scheduling scheme. Playing the biggest ATP events could the key to reaching a certain balance between having a family life on one hand and being a professional tennis player on the other.

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