Tennis

Andy Murray hoping to become golf caddie or football coach after tennis career

Andy Murray has revealed he would like to swap the tennis court for the golf course or the football pitch when he eventually calls time on his career.

The 33-year-old former world number one, still on the comeback trail following hip surgery, says becoming a caddie to a professional golfer, or earning coaching qualifications in football, appeals to his desire to stay in sport.

“I love sport, so something else that would interest me post-playing would be working in another sport,” Murray told the Gentleman’s Journal.

“I got asked about this a little while ago and, because I really like golf, being a caddie on a golf tour would be exciting – to be up close and personal with top golfers and to learn about another sport like that.

“There’s probably also some crossover between tennis and golf on the mental side and things, and helping a golfer with that might be interesting.

“Or getting my coaching badges in football – that would be fun.”

Murray, who had to withdraw from the Miami Open last week with a groin injury, revealed he used last year’s lockdown to hone another sporting skill.

“For the first two months of lockdown all of my training was done at home. I was doing a lot of cardio work and, for the first time in my life, I did some road biking,” he added.