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.


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."


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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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.