Andy Murray thinking of becoming golf caddie?

Former World No 1 Andy Murray has looked at different options post-retirement and is drawn towards becoming a golf caddie

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Andy Murray plays golf on the sidelines of the US Open in 2020

Injury-ravaged Andy Murray mentioned in a recent interview that he’s looking towards becoming a golf caddie as post-retirement option.

The 33-year-old, who has had multiple hip surgeries, has had to take lengthy breaks from the tour since the problem started in 2017.

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Recently, the three-time Grand Slam champion was forced to miss the Australian Open after he tested positive for the virus, and now missed the Miami Masters after a freak groin injury.

The breaks – including the time spent in lockdown last year – has given him a chance to figure what he may do once he decides to retire.

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“I love sport, so something else that would interest me post-playing would be working in another sport,” he said in an interview with Gentleman’s Journal.

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

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“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.”

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Cycling another option

Another sport Murray delved into while the tour had been suspended last year was cycling.

“I really enjoyed it, actually. I actually think, when I finish playing tennis, cycling is something I want to do more of.”

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“I live 20 minutes south of Wimbledon in Surrey. So I cycled around Box Hill, where they did some of the Olympic road racing. I had two or three routes I was doing consistently. And, because I’m competitive, I was seeing if I could beat my times each week, to see if I was getting fitter. I enjoyed going up the hills — so tough, but I really loved it.”

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