Andy Murray's disappointment of exiting from the Citi Open did not last long, as the world number 3 and his wife Kim Sears are expecting a baby in February 2016.

Reports suggest that the big announcement was made only after Murray's wife, Sears, visited the hospital for a 12-week scan. Their close friends and the family members were the first ones to know the good news regarding a new member in the family.

With this piece of news, it is Andy's mother, Judy Murray, who must have been the happiest as it was no secret that Judy wanted to become a grandmother as soon as possible.

Judy even told the Closer magazine once that she had to be patient in becoming a grandmother as they had to marry first.

"I'm really looking forward to being a granny," July told Closer magazine then.

"I've always wanted to have grandchildren, but I had to be patient and let them get married first," she added. 

The couple married on 11 April at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland.

Meanwhile, it is not just Andy's grandmother, who had encouraged his son to have a baby, but also former tennis star Andre Agassi, who felt "having kids would put a lot of stuff in perspective." Agassi was talking about how fatherhood can help Murray improve his game.

Though one may not be sure about the former champion's words, Murray needs to keep such excitement (becoming a dad) behind his back in the latter half of the season, which includes the US Open and the ATP Tour Masters as well.

The icing on the cake could be winning the first grand slam of next year, Australia Open, just a month ahead of the baby's arrival.