Andy Murray's father-in-law collapses at Australian Open: Nigel Sears is carried out of arena on a stretcher just weeks before his daughter Kim is due to give birth

  • Kim Sears' father, Nigel, collapsed at Australian Open - just weeks before she is due to give birth to her first child
  • He was treated by paramedics in the stands and stretchered away with his shirt off and attached to an oxygen tank
  • He collapsed during the third round match between Ana Ivanovic, who he coaches, and the American Madison Keys
  • Murray was playing on a neighbouring court at same time - he has just finished his match and won in four sets
  • When he left the court, he was pulled aside by his mother Judy and went straight to hospital to see his father-in-law

By THOMAS BURROWS and STUART FRASER and MIKE DICKSON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:21, 23 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:38, 23 January 2016


Andy Murray's father-in-law Nigel Sears collapsed at the Australian Open - just weeks before his daughter Kim is due to give birth.
Sussex-based Sears, 58, fell ill during the third round match between Ana Ivanovic - who he coaches - and Madison Keys today.
He was treated by paramedics in the stands and then stretchered away with his shirt off and attached to an oxygen tank.
He is understood to have been conscious and alert as he was taken to hospital.
Murray was unaware of what had happened as he was playing on a neighbouring court. He was informed after his match by his mother, Judy, and went straight to the hospital.



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