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Andy Murray says his kids have 'no interest' in tennis despite coaching attempts



Sir Andy Murray has revealed he can’t teach his children to play tennis because they won’t listen to him.

The three-time Grand Slam champion admitted he doesn’t think any of his kids will follow him into the sport.

He told how he has already tried unsuccessfully to coach daughters Sophia, four, and three-year-old Edie on the basics of the game.

Andy added one-year-old son Teddy is only interested in “picking up a tennis racket and knocking stuff over”.

The 33-year-old confessed his offspring may be a chip off the old block as he was also a difficult pupil for coaches.

Asked if he had tried coaching his children, Andy said: “I’ve tried, they’ve got no interest in what I’ve got to say to them.

“If they want to try and play tennis, I’d love to help. I can’t see it happening, though.”

He added: “There’s certainly lots of things that are challenging when you’re coaching me, because I can be a pain in the a***.

“But I also work hard and feel I’m very dedicated, so maybe that offsets some of the difficulties. My coaches might say otherwise.”

Murray has been at home in Surrey with wife Kim, 32, and their children for much of this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said he found it “tough” not being able to play tennis during the lockdown but insisted he didn’t want to complain because he is “in a way more fortunate position than most people”.

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The Scot has returned to the sport after undergoing a hip resurfacing operation last year.

He is set to travel Down Under next month to play in the Australian Open.





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