Former world number one Andy Murray will not play in next week’s Dubai Tennis Championships after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to their fourth child.

Details about the new arrival have not been made public and the baby’s name is yet to be disclosed.

The couple, who live in Surrey also has two sons called Teddy and Edie, as well as a daughter called Sofia. All children age five and under.

Murray was expected to play in Dubai as he continues his latest comeback from persistent hip injuries, but it has been confirmed that he will be with his family instead.

Federer and Nadal also out of Dubai

On Thursday, Roger Federer suffered a disappointing defeat to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open in his comeback event on the ATP Tour, and has subsequently withdrawn from the Dubai Tennis Championships.

World number two Nadal has also pulled out of the Dubai Duty Free event, which runs from March 14-20.

Andy Murray pulls out of ATP Dubai after birth of fourth child.


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