Andy Murray gets a ‘Dear Daddy’ letter as ‘first venture into coaching ends in disgrace’

Andy Murray in action

Coaching your own children in any sport is never an easy job and Andy Murray can certainly attest to this after his attempt to coach his daughter “ended in disgrace”.

Murray has had plenty of success as a player as he won three Grand Slams – including the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon titles – won gold in the singles at the London Games as well as the Rio Olympics and he is also a former world No 1.

However, the father of four has found out that coaching is not for everyone, especially when it comes to your own offspring as the mentoring of his five-year-old daughter Edie has ended in disastrous fashion

The tennis great revealed on Instagram over the weekend that he was coaching his daughter, but she clearly didn’t like his methods as the youngster sent her father the following note following one of their sessions:

“Dear daddy, I am not going to play tennis for a while.

“Lots of love, Edie.”

The note was accompanied by a picture of someone holding a racket – presumable her tennis playing father – with a big red cross marked over the drawing.

Murray gave a little more content in the Instagram Story as the image was accompanied by the following caption: “My first venture into the coaching world has ended in disgrace 😢

“5 year old has quit telling me ‘I don’t want to play anymore.. you stand too close to me.”

Andy Murray Instagram Story
A ‘Dear Daddy’ letter for Andy Murray

Maybe give your daughter a bit more space next time, eh Andy.

It’s a tough world out there, but Murray might still have some success with his other children as he and his wife Kim’s eldest daughter Sophia is seven-years old, their son Teddy is three while the youngest, a girl who has not been named publicly, turned two in March.

There will be no time for the 35-year-old to get too downcast about his failed coaching attempt as he will return to action this week as he is taking part in the Madrid Open.

The former champion, who is down to No 60 in the ATP Rankings., will open his campaign against either a lucky loser or a qualifier later this week and if he comes through that then he will take on second seed Daniil Medvedev.

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