Andy Murray's live TV confession leaves wife mortified at Wimbledon

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Kim Sears, pictured here mortified by Andy Murray's confession at Wimbledon.
Kim Sears was left mortified by Andy Murray's confession. Image: Wimbledon

Kim Sears was left cringing at Wimbledon on Monday when husband Andy Murray revealed a bit too much information during a post-match interview.

Murray sent the tennis world into meltdown as he beat 24th-seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in his first match at Wimbledon since 2017.

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The two-time champion survived a third-set meltdown to beat his Georgian opponent 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-3.

Murray was on the verge of a straight-sets stroll as he took a 5-0 lead in the third set, but inexplicably lost seven-straight games to lose it 7-5.

The match was then delayed so the roof could be closed on Centre Court, but the interruption seemed to settle Murray's nerves as he prevailed in the fourth.

He was then asked about the delay in his on-court interview and what he did when he left the court.

His response cracked up the crowd and had his wife cringing.

“I went and had a shower. I went to the toilet. Just a number one,” he said with a wry grin.

Sears could be seen visibly cringing in the stands before putting her head in her hands.

However she did see the funny side of Murray's confession, as did mother Judy and the rest of the 50 per cent capacity crowd.

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Back on the hallowed Centre Court turf on which he made himself a British sporting icon, the 34-year-old delighted his fans as he rolled back the years.

"I did well to win the fourth set in the end because that was mentally not easy going to the locker room after losing that third," Murray, who received a thunderous ovation, said on court.

"It was just disappointing to lose the third set. 

"I had to remember what I was doing to get into a winning position. I think I served better in the fourth and turned it round."

Murray, the 2013 and 2016 champion, had not played a singles match at Wimbledon since he hobbled to a quarter-final defeat against American Sam Querrey in 2017.

That loss was the beginning of a dark chapter in Murray's career as he underwent hip surgery in 2018 and 2019.

Andy Murray, pictured here roaring with delight after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray roars with delight after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili at Wimbledon. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The journey back has been a tortuous one and after missing the Australian Open because of a positive Covid-19 test and then suffering niggling injuries, he arrived at Wimbledon with only five Tour-level matches under his belt this year.

“It has been extremely tough, even in the last few months,” Murray said.

“It was not the most serious of injuries but it was frustrating not to be able to get on the court.

“I have had so little momentum over the last few years but kept on going to the gym and trying to get back to do it again.”

But don't think that means Murray is eyeing retirement.

"I keep getting asked: Is this going to be my last Wimbledon? Last match? I don't know why I keep getting asked about it," he said.

"Like, no. I'm going to keep playing. I want to play.

"I'm enjoying it and I can still play at the highest level. He's ranked 28th in the world, and I've hardly played any matches. And I beat him."

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