Andy Murray has revealed his delight at the way his seminal Wimbledon win brought his family together.

Murray was pictured hugging his mother Judy and father Willie at the Champions Dinner following his straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic.

The Scot's parents separated when he was a child and while his mother is an ever-present at his matches his father is a rare attendant. On the rare occasions they both attend, they never sit together.

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Murray embraces his mother and father at the Champions Dinner in July


Murray told USA Today: "My parents got divorced when I was younger so they didn't spend a whole lot of time together. It was just nice to have everyone really happy, just everyone being able to enjoy each other's company, which hasn't always been the case."

Murray is due to begin his US Open defence later on Wednesday in New York as he looks to add a third grand slam trophy to his collection.

Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are expected to be his main competition, and his slide from two to three in the rankings on the eve of the tournament has made Murray's path more difficult.

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    Britain's Andy Murray reaches down to pick up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray raises the winner's trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre Court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray picks up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray picks up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain punches the air on the Centre court balcony as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray holds the winner's trophy during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain waves to the crowd backdropped by the Wimbledon Village Church following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after climbing into the players box with a friend after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy in front of photographers following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray climbs into the players box to celebrate after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain speaks with Sue Barker as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy on the clubhouse balcony after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain punches the air on the Centre court balcony as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain kicks a tennis ball as he celebrates victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches the ball after returning a shot during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning a game against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning a game against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during a break in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray returns against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray of Great shows her support during his Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani after a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) reacts toward chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani (R) after a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic (bottom) returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia changes his shirt during a break in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches the ball after sliding to play a shot during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Gerard Butler and Wayne Rooney attend the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    British musician Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones (L) sits with his wife Sally Humpheys in the crowd watching the men's singles final between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Victoria Beckham attends the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Had he stayed at two, he could have been on the other side of the draw to both, but he could well have to beat Djokovic in the semi-finals and Nadal in the final.

Murray's coach, Ivan Lendl, said: "That's a complication, there is no doubt about it.

"It would be better if Novak and Rafa are in the same half of the draw and Andy is in the other. He just has to deal with it."

Lendl said after Wimbledon that he believed Murray was the best player in the world as the holder of two grand slam titles and an Olympic gold medal but the Scot is very unlikely to be able to challenge for the world number one spot this year, largely because of the form of Nadal.