Murray offers Wimbledon coaching expertise

Having been forced out of the men's draw as he continues his comeback, Andy Murray has asked if any Wimbledon stars need him as a coach.

Andy Murray withdrew from Wimbledon, citing his lack of readiness for best-of-five-set matches.   -  Getty Images

Andy Murray may not be competing at Wimbledon, but he could still be there if any star takes him up on the offer of his coaching expertise.

Two-time former champion Murray had been entered into the first-round draw after returning from a hip injury last month, but he announced on Sunday that he would be withdrawing.

The prospect of best-of-five-sets came too soon for Murray, who last appeared at a grand slam in last year's SW19 tournament.

READ: Murray withdraws from Wimbledon

Having published a statement on Facebook, Murray took to social media again later on Sunday, apologising on Instagram for his withdrawal and asking if any fellow players were in need of a coach.

"Thanks for all the messages of support today," he wrote, alongside a sad-looking picture.

"Sorry for anyone who feels let down, but I need to look at the bigger picture with regards to my health right now and I've made good progress the last month.

"Sad to be missing Wimbledon obviously but look forward to competing there next year.

"If anyone needs a coach over the next couple weeks, give me buzz!"

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