After claiming his second Wimbledon title on Sunday (Jul. 10), Andy Murray received some special royal visitors in the players’ lounge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were quick to congratulate the Scottish tennis star on his victory before talk turned to parenting.
Prince William was keen to learn how Andy is managing with sleepless nights following the birth of his daughter Sophia in February. "I don't know how you manage it with no sleep,” said an impressed William, adding, "How is your daughter doing, alright? Is the family good?”
Andy responded: "Yeah, she's great, yeah, she's actually sleeping, the last three nights she's slept through, the first three months were tough but she's five months now."
Referencing Andy's win, William joked: "Good omens."
During a royal engagement in May, William discussed parenting with Abbey Clancy, and confessed he wished he'd had an app called Baby Buddy, which offers parents advice and support they might otherwise not seek help for.
And having a baby completely changed Wimbledon for Andy. He told BBC Sports: "Experiencing [it] as a parent has been different because now I have a family to get home to. For the first time ever, tennis is probably more of a distraction from my home life than the other way around.
"Beforehand, in the build-up to a Slam final, I'd always be thinking about that match. I don't feel like that now – I'm just looking forward to the next time I see Sophia and Kim."