Andy Murray family missed first home title in seven years due to rain

The Scot's family headed home after a rain delay extended the final at Surbiton.

Andy Murray was looking forward to going home to tell his kids he triumphed at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy after they missed the end of the final due to the rain delay.

The Scot defeated Austrian Jurij Rodionov 6-3 6-2 in the men’s final, earning him a seeded position at Wimbledon next month, with the 36-year-old now eyeing a third title at his home grand slam after lifting the trophy in 2013 and 2016.

And he revealed afterwards that the heavy downpour, which caused a near three-hour mid-match delay, had meant his children missed seeing him secure his first title on home soil in seven years.

“They didn’t tell me they were coming, then obviously I won the first set and my wife decided to bring (the kids) in case I won,” Murray said.

“They arrived as the rain came and then left as they took the covers off. She messaged me saying, ‘well done, we have just got home, I can’t believe we didn’t stay’.

<em>The men’s final was interrupted by rain (Zac Goodwin/PA)</em>”/><cite class=cite></cite></div><figcaption aria-hidden=true><em>The men’s final was interrupted by rain (Zac Goodwin/PA)</em> <cite class=hidden></cite></figcaption></figure><p>“So yeah it is obviously nice, I get to go home to them this evening. We are planning on driving to Nottingham tonight so hopefully go home and see them before they go to bed and hopefully get up to Nottingham tonight.”</p><p>Novak Djokovic also enjoyed a successful Sunday, moving alone at the pinnacle of men’s tennis by defeating Casper Ruud in straight sets in the French Open final to register his 23rd grand slam singles crown.</p><p>Murray was quick to congratulate the Serbian before joking he hoped the three-time Roland Garros champion would now “take his eye off the ball” in the build-up to Wimbledon.</p><p>“I’m not saying he makes it look easy but he makes it look a lot more easy than it should,” the Briton said of Djokovic.</p><p>“I am happy for him, he deserves it. When he beat me in the final of the (2016) French Open he lost motivation so maybe he can take his eye off the ball for the next few weeks heading into Wimbledon!</p><p>“But congratulations to him – it’s an incredible achievement.”</p><figure class=wp-block-image><div class=relative><img decoding=async src= width=1920 height=1280 srcset=
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