Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears are expecting their first baby.
His agent confirmed the ace news after her 12-week scan. The new addition to Team Murray is thought to be due next February.
Just days after the ceremony in Scotland, his mother Judy spoke of her longing for them to start a family.
“I’m really looking forward to being a granny,” she told Closer magazine. “I’ve always wanted to have grandchildren, but I had to be patient and let them get married first.”
Andy and Kim have been together for ten years so marriage and children seemed like the next step. Even so the former Wimbledon champion has been floating across the courts ever since tying the knot.
On winning the final of the Madrid Open against Rafael Nadal, the sportsman delighted the crowds by writing: “Marriage works” on the lens of the camera capturing the match. It works so well that the tennis star also reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon, where he was beaten by father-of-four Roger Federer who has two sets of twins.
Meanwhile, his other great rival Novak Djokovic obviously delights in fatherhood. In April, he shared a picture of his adorable baby Stefan, whose mother is his wife Jelena, describing him as “my most precious trophy”.
Even closer to home, Andy’s coach Amelie Mauresmo is due to give birth any day. The Scottish player had previously joked that the couple’s two dogs Maggie May and Rusty were like children, even skyping them when he was away on tour. Now he and Kim will have a little boy or girl to baby for real.