Andy Murray and Kim Sears get engaged

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Andy Murray has successfully popped the question to his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears.

Andy Murray has successfully popped the question to his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears.

Representatives for the 2013 Wimbledon champion confirmed the engagement, but no details of the proposal have been released.

The pair met at the US Open in 2005 when Sears was travelling with her dad – coach and former player Nigel Sears.

It’s been a day of mixed emotions for Murray after he made big changes to his coaching team.

 Murray parted company with coach and long-term friend Dani Vallverdu – with tensions between the Venezuelan and head coach Amelie Mauresmo believed to be behind the split.

He also got rid of long established fitness trainer Jez Green.

The British number one, 27, gave little indication of the recent developments when he tweeted that he was off to the Philippines earlier on Wednesday.

 The couple met in 2005 at the US Open when Kim was travelling with her dad Nigel, who is a tennis coach.

He recently said of their relationship: “I’m lucky. I know she isn’t with me because I’m in the spotlight.”

Andy Murray and Kim Sears (Getty)

Andy Murray and Kim Sears (Getty)

The couple, who briefly split for six months in 2009, now share a multi-million pound mansion in Surrey.

Murray famously sent fans wild during a Twitter Q&A in January by saying: “We’re getting married just after Wimbledon, should be a great day.”

However, after the inevitable crazed response to his message, Murray hastily had to Tweet again to quash the rumours.

He tweeted: “3 things.. I don’t smoke grass, I’m not getting married(yet) and I don’t want to kill rafael Nadal.. [sic]”.

Now it really is official.

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