WATCH: Andy Murray emotionally recalls his first meeting with wife Kim

In a poignant farewell at Wimbledon, Andy Murray spoke about the first time he met his wife, Kim, sharing heartfelt memories that highlighted their deep bond.

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In a poignant farewell at Wimbledon, Andy Murray spoke about the first time he met his wife, Kim, sharing heartfelt memories that highlighted their deep bond. Murray, who faced a tough loss in the men’s doubles alongside his brother Jamie to Rinky Hijikata and John Peers, took the moment to reflect on his journey and express his gratitude towards his wife.

Standing on the court where he achieved some of his greatest victories, including two Wimbledon singles titles in 2013 and 2016, Murray, 37, was overcome with emotion. As he began his farewell, a tribute video played on the big screens, and key figures from his career, including friend and rival Novak Djokovic, looked on.

Here is the video:

Towards the end of his interview, Murray turned his attention to Kim, who was in the stands. With a mix of humour and emotion, he recounted their first meeting at the age of 18. "We met the first time when we were 18 years old”, he said.

“Kim’s dad is a tennis coach, and we met over in New York for the first time, and went out for dinner there at the US Open. I choked a little bit the first time we went out; I walked her home to her hotel, and I asked her for her email address. I don’t think that’s a normal thing to do,” Murray recalled, with a smile.

Andy Murray praised his wife for unwavering support

He also shared a humorous yet touching memory from one of his matches at the US Open, which was the first match Kim watched live. "I vomited twice in that match, once right in front of where she was sitting. I then stood up and vomited on my opponent’s racket bag. And she still seemed to like me, so I knew she was a keeper after that."

Murray’s voice wavered as he praised Kim for her unwavering support and for being an incredible mother. "She’s been an amazing, amazing support to me, to my whole family, is the best mum," he said, holding back tears.

With a blend of humour and sincerity, Andy Murray added, "Unfortunately, in a couple of months, she’s gonna have to see me every day, so things might be rocky for a little while. Hopefully, we can stick it out together, and I’m looking forward to the rest of our lives."

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