Videogames allegedly killed tennis star’s relationship

British tennis star Andy Murray split with his girlfriend last week, allegedly because of his passion for PlayStation. Murray dated Kim Sears, an English Literature student, for nearly four years before they announced their split on Sunday. Sources close to Sears say that one of the causes of the break-up was the tennis player’s gaming marathons, which included the likes of Modern Warfare 2. Murray – who is usually labelled British when he’s winning and Scottish when he crashes out of a tournament – also apparently played tennis games, which begs the question: Why wouldn’t the world number four just go out an play for real?

Murray’s former coach, Brad Gilbert, previously stated that the star would spend “seven hours a day” playing videogames, although the player’s agent said that Murray “doesn’t play computer games any more than any other 22 year-old”.

The unnamed source told British tabloid The Sun: “He would spend all his time glued to them. In the end she just got fed up with it. She wanted more out of the relationship.”