Murray’s father-in-law collapses

Medics attend to Nigel Sears

Medics attended to Nigel Sears on the Rod Laver Arena

Andy Murray’s father-in-law Nigel Sears has collapsed at the Australian Open.

Sears, 58, coaches Ana Ivanovic and was watching her match with Madison Keys on the Rod Laver Arena. The match was suspended for just under an hour before resuming.

Murray is unaware of what has happened, and is currently continuing his third-round match with Portugal’s Joao Sousa.

Australia’s Channel 7 reported that Sears was sitting up and talking as he was taken to hospital.

Sear’s daughter Kim is not in Melbourne in support of Murray as she awaits the birth of their first child in a few weeks.

It is the second time this week that one of Ivanovic’s matches had been suspended due to an incident in the stands.

Her second-round match against Anastasija Sevastova was held up for 26 minutes when a woman fell in the stands at the same showcourt.

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