Andy Murray and Kim Sears are expecting their second child

Tennis pro Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears have confirmed that they’re expecting their second child.

The Wimbledon star shared the news of the pregnancy with the press whilst preparing for his return to the tournament as reigning champion.

‘We’re both obviously very happy and looking forward to it’ he told reporters, adding that they’d found out about the pregnancy ‘a while ago’, but not disclosing any further dates.

When asked if he felt the impending arrival of the new baby would put any extra pressure on him going into the tournament, he replied: ‘No, I wouldn’t have thought so.’

The couple, who married in 2015 in a lavish ceremony in Dunblane Cathedral, are already parents to daughter Sophia Olivia, whom they welcomed in February 2016.

Kim and Andy pictured on their wedding day in 2015

Shortly after her birth, Andy said that it had been tough leaving his daughter at home when travelling for his career.

‘I really don’t want to miss seeing those changes. Even when I’m away for a day I feel bad. I feel I should be there and I want to be there as much as I can,’ he told the Guardian before a scheduled trip to Japan.

‘You don’t notice it when you’re there every day but you look back at a photo on the day she was born to one taken five days later to now, a few weeks on, and you see how much things change on a daily basis.’

In June 2017, Andy joked that he’d already tried to encourage the now one-year-old to follow in his sporting footsteps, but hadn’t had much success.

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‘I think she kind of recognises me when I’m on the TV,’ he said during an interview with Eurosport.

‘I have a video on my phone where I have a little mini racket which I tried to give to her and she literally grabbed it, kind of looked at it and just walked over and put it straight in the bin.’