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Djokovic backs Murray over baby dash

AFP logoAFP 17-01-2016
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a forehand return during a practice session ahead of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2016. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE © Provided by AFP Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a forehand return during a practice session ahead of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2016. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Five-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic Sunday backed Andy Murray's plan to quit the tournament if his wife goes into labour, saying he would do the same thing himself. World number two Murray has made it clear he will not hesitate to pull out and dash home to be with wife Kim Sears for the birth of their first child, even if it meant missing the men's final. Djokovic, who is seeded to meet the Scot in the January 31 decider, said it was a very personal decision and one he supported. "Considering his situation, of course I support and I agree with his decision. I would do the same," said Djokovic, who became a father himself for the first time 15 months ago. "I understand the position that he's in."

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