Sir Andy Murray and wife Kim welcome second daughter

8 November 2017, 10:15

Sir Andy Murray has become a father for the second time after his wife Kim gave birth to another daughter.

The couple, who were married in 2015, had their first daughter Sophia in February last year.

Her sister's name has not yet been revealed, but it is understood that she was born in England a few days ago.

Sir Andy's grandmother, Shirley Erskine, of Dunblane, said it was "lovely news".

She said: "I'm delighted, of course. Another little great-granddaughter and hopefully another little playmate for big sister Sophia.

"It's nice to get some good news. We were told that everything is well."

It has been a busy few days for the Scot, who was in action against Roger Federer on Tuesday in an exhibition match at The Hydro in Glasgow.

He was stepping up his recovery from a hip injury suffered in his shock Wimbledon quarter-final defeat to American Sam Querrey.

The injury is expected to keep him sidelined until the end of the year and he has dropped to 16th in the world rankings.

He is hoping to be fit in time for January's Australian Open, with the Brisbane International on 31 December also in his sights.

He said: "I hope I'm there. Things have been going pretty well so far in the rehab, but you just never know. You take each week as it comes."

Murray was all smiles for his charity match against Federer, having made the Swiss feel at home by treating him to a generous helping of "Andy's Granny's Homemade Shortbread". Federer took the court wearing a kilt and Murray sported a tartan hat, much to the approval of the 1,100 people in the crowd.

Murray is not a prolific Twitter user but did take to the platform to offer the Swiss further culinary advice. Responding to Federer's post about the shortbread, Murray tweeted: "Yea that's a good start but try a deep fried Mars bar on top of that and you'll be properly ready."

The shortbread seemed to do just the trick for Federer, who won the match on a tie-break after both men won a set 6-3.

Murray said: "I felt pretty good, not perfect yet, but I'm going in the right direction."