I didn’t know that my mom had been sexually assaulted

Andy Murray: I did not know that my mother had been sexually assaulted

Andy Murray: I didn’t know that my mom had been sexually assaulted

Andy Murray has mentioned he didn’t learn about his mom’s sexual assault, revealing that he was “indignant and upset” when he heard in regards to the incident.

Judy Murray disclosed final month that she had been indecently assaulted by drunken govt at operate eight years in the past.

The previous tennis coach wrote in The Sunday Submit how a person she was sitting subsequent to thrust his hand down her trousers leaving her “sick to [her] abdomen” and “disgusted”.

Discussing his mom’s expertise for the primary time, Murray mentioned that his brother had already been conscious of the assault, however that he had not.

“My mum did message me on the time to let me know that there was an article popping out about it,” the two-time Wimbledon champion, 35, instructed Emma Barnett on Bloomberg.

“And yeah, I used to be clearly actually upset for her. I used to be fairly indignant, but in addition I did not know fairly precisely what to say… clearly, I messaged my mum, I known as her the next day to speak to her to verify she was okay,” he mentioned.

The tennis participant mentioned that that is “a well-known story for lots of ladies,” including: “That kind of conduct shouldn’t be tolerated wherever.”

‘I really feel for them that they are not capable of compete’

Within the interview forward of this yr’s Wimbledon Championships, the previous world No 1 additionally addressed the choice to ban Russian and Belarusian gamers from the video games amid the conflict in Ukraine.

He mentioned that his sympathies are “at first… with the individuals in Ukraine and what they are going by”, though he mentioned he “can respect” that the choice may appear unfair to some gamers unable to compete.

“Within the grand scheme of issues, whether or not some tennis gamers should not capable of play in an occasion or not, and whether or not there’s rating factors on provide, within the grand scheme of issues, is sort of irrelevant,” he mentioned.

“Clearly, I do know fairly a number of of the Russian gamers and I am pals with them, and I really feel for them that they are not capable of compete… I can respect that will appear unfair to them, however I also can see Wimbledon’s facet, and their perspective and the angle that they’ve, and it’s extremely advanced, however on the finish of it, there is a conflict happening.”

Murray mentioned earlier this week that he intends to play Wimbledon subsequent week however that he faces a race in opposition to time to show his health as his stomach harm continues to hamper his preparations.

He sustained the harm within the Stuttgart Open closing simply over per week in the past, and was pressured to withdraw from Queen’s final Monday consequently.

Andy Murray is hoping to recover from injury in time for Wimbledon - REUTERS

Andy Murray is hoping to get well from harm in time for Wimbledon – REUTERS

Within the interview with Emma Barnett, who was recorded earlier than his harm, Murray was requested: “Do you must go in believing you may win once more?”

Murray replied that that is “a part of the motivation to nonetheless be on the market competing”, however mentioned he is aware of that’s going to be “an unbelievably tough factor to do”.

He mentioned that he nonetheless believes he has “nice tennis in [him]”, including: “I nonetheless imagine, and I am nonetheless working and coaching as laborious as I can to try to obtain that purpose.”

Murray additionally mentioned Blackpool footballer Jake Daniels’ determination to come back out as homosexual publicly in Might – changing into the primary present male skilled footballer in Britain to take action – saying that it was “actually optimistic” and shines a light-weight on tennis.

Responding to a query from Barnett, Murray mentioned: “I believe [it] was actually optimistic that he felt comfy sufficient to come back out, and from what I’ve seen, many of the protection has been extraordinarily optimistic about it within the media.”

He added that there have been no male tennis gamers to have come out as homosexual “while they’ve nonetheless been taking part in”, however that a number of “have come out post-career”.

“So we’d must ask the query as to why that’s the case and why they nonetheless do not feel comfy to come back out while they’re nonetheless energetic,” he mentioned. “I’d hope that it will be considered positively by the entire gamers, and that is actually been the case on the feminine facet.”

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