Murray skips media after father-in-law collapses at Australian Open

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Andy Murray bypassed his media commitments to attend to his father-in-law Nigel Sears, who collapsed in dramatic scenes at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Sears - Ana Ivanovic's coach - collapsed in the stands at Rod Laver Arena as Murray defeated Joao Sousa 6-2 3-6 6-2 6-2 just metres away on Margaret Court Arena.

The 59-year-old Sears received medical attention before he was taken to hospital as play between Ivanovic and Madison Keys was suspended for almost an hour at Melbourne Park.

Murray's brother Jamie confirmed later that Sears was "conscious, talking and sitting up" after undergoing tests.

Seemingly made aware of events following his four-set battle against the Portuguese, Murray walked straight off court and then understandably skipped his media conference along with Ivanovic.

Murray's wife Kim Sears is heavily pregnant and the world number two has made clear his intention to withdraw from the tournament as soon as she goes into labour.