nstead of spending the holidays with his family and long-time girlfriend, the number 4 ranked men's tennis player will be spending the time training. After the recent split with Kim Sears, Andy Murray is focusing on winning a Grand Slam tournament in 2010.
The past few weeks have not been very good for Murray. His girlfriend for four years moved out of their mansion in Surrey and he failed to make it out of the round robin stage of the first tournament without her.
Reports are that Sears left Murray over his addiction to playing the Playstation for up to seven hours a day. Murray apparently enjoys playing the video game Call of Duty: Warfare 2.
Kim Sears, 21, is the daughter of Nigel Sears. Nigel is the head of women's tennis in Britain. She is an English student at Brighton University.
During their relationship, Sears has supported Murray in his quest to become the best tennis player in the world. He reached the number two spot for a while this season. She also improved his image, by convincing him to cut the shaggy hair for a more clean cut look.
Andy Murray, 22, won six tournaments in 2009. He made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon this year before losing to Andy Roddick.
At the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, Sears was not in the stands cheering Murray on. Murray was not able to make it out of the round robin stage into the semifinals.
Now that Murray is single, he is focusing on the 2010 season. He will be spending the holiday season in Miami, Florida training with his coach Miles Maclagen.
After New Years, he will participate in the Hyundai Hopman Cup in Perth. Murray will team up with Laura Robson to play in the mixed doubles.
Then Murray will go to Melbourne to play in the Australian Open. The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific will be played starting on January 18th through the 31st.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears may not have been able to hold on "love" due to a video game. Maybe in 2010, Murray can ace the Grand Slam victory that has he has been after for some time.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Posted by news update at 9:24 PM