"Tough out there being a dad" - Andy Murray empathizes with Bjorn Borg after the Swedish complains about son not wanting his advice

Andy Murray empathizes with Bjorn Borg regarding fatherhood
Andy Murray empathizes with Bjorn Borg regarding fatherhood

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray recently empathized with Swedish legend Bjorn Borg after he revealed that his son refuses to take any tennis-related advice from him.

Borg married his third wife, Patricia Ostfeld, in 2002, and they welcomed their son Leo a year later. Leo Borg is also a tennis player like his father. He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 506, achieved in January 2023.

Borg recently revealed in an interview that his son does not seek advice from him because he believes that his father, an 11-time Grand Slam winner, doesn't understand anything about tennis.

"Sometimes ago to my son I said, 'You have any question? If you have problems or anything, you can always ask me'. And my son said, 'You don't understand anything about tennis, so, thank you very much,'" Borg said.

He also stated that while he and his wife are always rooting for their son, Leo has his own life and enjoys having his own tennis team.

"We always, me and my wife, be behind him 100%, he has his life, he has his tennis, he has his team and he loves it, he enjoys very much," he added.

Andy Murray took to Instagram stories to empathize with the Swedish star and expressed how "tough" it is to be a father.

"Tough out there being a dad," Murray wrote.
Andy Murray via Instagram stories.
Andy Murray via Instagram stories.

Murray married his wife Kim Sears in 2015 after dating her for nearly ten years. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sophia, in February 2016, followed by a second daughter, Edie, two years later.

Teddy, the couple's first son, was born in October 2019, and in December 2021, it was revealed that Sears had secretly given birth to their fourth child, whose name they are yet to reveal.

Andy Murray reveals his kids have "no interest" in tennis, says his eldest is "more interested" in animals

Andy Murray and his wife pictured together
Andy Murray and his wife pictured together

Andy Murray discussed his children's interest in tennis in a recent interview with The Times, revealing that they have "no interest" in the sport at all, even though some of their school friends do. He also revealed that his eldest daughter, seven-year-old Sophia, is far "more interested" in pets than in tennis.

"My eldest [Sophia, seven] loves animals, so we got a couple of rabbits the other day. She’s a lot more interested in the pets than anything tennis related," Murray said.
"It is quite interesting because some of their school friends, whether it’s through their families or whatever, will watch. But my kids have no interest," he added.

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Edited by Shubham Banerjee
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