Murray plotting two radical career changes when he retires from playing tennis

British tennis hero Andy Murray is plotting two big career changes once he retires from the sport.

The Scot is arguably the most successful player of his sport in his country’s history, with two Wimbledon titles, a US Open and former World No.1 spot to his name.

But recent years have been struggle, with injuries and a 2019 hip surgery limiting him to just four major title appearances over the last four years.

And Murray, who missed the Australian Open earlier this year due to Covid-19, is considering two other sports after retiring from the court.

Speaking to the Gentleman’s Journal , the tennis ace said: “I love sport, so something that would interest me would be working in another sport.

“I really like golf, so being a caddie for example on the golf tour would be something I would find exciting.

“To be up close and personal to top golfers – and to learn about another sport like that – and maybe there's some crossover between the two sports from the mental side and things, and so you might be able to help a golfer.

“Or getting your coaching badges in football – that's something that would be fun to do.”

Murray does have a history with football as the son of Roy Erskine, who spent four years playing professional football in Scotland.

Growing through the academy at Hibernian, he went on to play for Stirling Albion and Cowdenbeath.

He also played tennis regularly but had to give up when he went professional on the football pitch.

While the youngster Murray is considering a move away from tennis, though, the 33-year-old hopes the sport will be taken up again amid the lifting of certain lockdown restrictions.

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  • “It’s a great social sport that people can play through until their 70s – it’s something you can play for life," he added.

    “That’s the thing that the UK needs to capitalise on more of a club culture.

    “They have that over in France and Spain a lot, where people can go down and hang out at the tennis club – play some tennis and have their lunch there. Not really the case in the UK. And that’s something I wish was a bit different.”

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