Andy Murray: "Here's what I want to do after I retire"

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Andy Murray: "Here's what I want to do after I retire"

Andy Murray is certainly among the greatest tennis players Britain has ever known. In the summer of 2013, thanks to a three-set victory over Novak Djokovic, Andy became the first British player to lift the Wimbledon trophy from the legendary Fred Perry back in 1936, when he defeated German Baron Gottfried von Cramm in the final.

A second London winner in 2016 and US Open 2012 champion, Murray was world number one for 41 weeks. In a new interview released by EssentiallySports, the Glasgow-born 33-year-old discussed his future after leaving professional tennis.

He said: "I love sport, so one thing that might interest me after retiring from tennis would be a job in a other discipline. I have already been asked about all this recently and, since I really like golf, being a caddy on the Tour would be exciting: it would mean being close and familiar with the best golfers in the world and learning something about a sport too.

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Andy Murray: "Here's what I want to do after I retire"

Murray added: “Maybe there are also some tangles between tennis and golf on a mental level, helping a golfer with that would be interesting.

Or even getting permission to coach in the world of football would be fun." The Scot, absent in Miami, achieved victory in the Florida Masters 1000 in 2009 and 2013, defeating first Novak Djokovic and then David Ferrer.

Andy, now world number 119, last faced Roger Federer in 2015, losing in two sets in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. His last victory against the Swiss was in 2013, when he overtook Roger in five sets in the semi-final of the Australian Open.

The Wimbledon appointment will return to being played this year with a reduced number of spectators and without the famous queue, after the cancellation suffered in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Among the strongest players of his generation, at the end of 2016 he reached the top of the ATP ranking for the first time, where he stayed for a total of 41 weeks.

He has won three Grand Slam tournaments (out of 11 finals played), two Olympic gold medals in singles (the only male tennis player in history to have succeeded), a Davis Cup and 41 other titles in ATP tournaments, including 14 Masters 1000 and the ATP World Tour Finals 2016.

In 2012 he was the first Briton to reach the Wimbledon final after 35 years (first man in 76 years). With the victory in the following US Open he broke the United Kingdom's fast in the Slam tournaments, which had lasted since Virginia Wade's victory at Wimbledon in 1977.

On 7 July 2013 he beat the No. 1 ATP Novak Đoković in the final of the Wimbledon tournament. becoming the first British male tennis player to win the home tournament in the Open era, 77 years after Fred Perry's success in 1936.

Representing Great Britain, he won gold in singles and silver in mixed doubles paired with Laura Robson at the 2012 London Olympics. At the Rio Games in 2016 he won his second gold medal in singles, thus becoming the first and still the only tennis player in history to win two consecutive Olympics. He was also part of the British team that won the 2015 Davis Cup.