British Tennis Star Possibly Dumped Over "Seven Hours A Day" Gaming Habit

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I guess even celebrities can be broken up with over video games. The Telegraph reports that British tennis star Andy Murray got the boot from his old lady over "seven hours a day" PlayStation 3 binges.

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The split between Murray and Kim Sears was confirmed Sunday when Sears didn't show up to watch Murray play in the ATP Tour Finals. The unverifiable information that video games — particularly an unnamed tennis game and Modern Warfare 2 — were to blame comes from Murray's former coach, Brad Gilbert, and "sources close to Sears."

Here's what the Telegraph has to say:

Brad Gilbert, Murray's former coach, has said in the past that Murray spends "seven hours a day" playing video games.

The source told 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."

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Strangely, the story seems to have vanished from The Sun's website.

Either way, if that's the real reason they split — move over, girl. I'm sure there are plenty of PS3-owning ladies in the UK ready to take your place.

Andy Murray and Kim Sears split over 'seven-hour-a-day PlayStation 3 addiction' [Telegraph via BigPond GameArena]

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semajaral
The Janitor

I don't think video games are necessarily the problem. Anything that detracts attention away from princess here would have probably ended with the same result. He could have been knitting for 7 hours daily and probably would have gotten dumped for that.

What is it with women and the need to dominate a man's time, or qualify what counts as productive? I am so thankful my GF plays L4D.