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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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.”
“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.”