Andy Murray. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Andy Murray has admitted that he would love to become a golf caddie when he retires from tennis.
The Scot is currently on the comeback trail after undergoing hip surgery in 2019.
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But at the age of 33, and with a number of high-profile injuries behind him, it’s only natural that the former world number one has started to think about his next move once he hangs up his racket.
Murray himself has expressed his desire to switch things up and get into the world of golf, and there's no reason why he couldn't be a great fit. Caddying takes meticulous planning, an eye for detail, and plenty of dedication - all traits that Murray has shown in abundance during his own illustrious career. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)
Speaking to the Gentleman’s Journal, he said: "I love sport, so something else that would interest me post-playing would be working in another sport.
"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 also hinted that he could be interested in pursuing his coaching badges in football, and by all accounts he was a decent player back in the day. The Scot turned down an opportunity to train with Rangers so that he could focus on his tennis instead, and his maternal grandfather Roy Erskine played for Hibernian. As well as following Hibs, Murray is a big Arsenal fan, and if Mikel Arteta's men continue to falter next season, maybe we could see the tennis icon prowling the touchline at the Emirates. Just imagine... (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)
Murray added: "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.
"To begin with, I got a bike just to be able to go out and exercise. But I got quite into it. I really enjoyed it.
"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."
Again, this one is straight from the horse's mouth... kind of. Murray claims that he wants to get into cycling a bit more once he hangs up his racket, and slinging takeaways all over town would certainly give him an excuse to do that. Plus, he could earn himself some pocket money on the side. Win-win. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Taking Murray's latest comments into consideration, we’ve had a think and put together a list of potential jobs that he could look to do when his illustrious career eventually comes to an end...
Murray's fastest ever serve came in at 141 mph. Just imagine how many scoops of mashed potato he could serve in an hour going at that rate. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Granted, this might not be the most exciting career path for Murray, but who better to talk about tennis than a former world number one with two Wimbledon titles to his name? Tim Henman's done all right for himself, and he can only dream of that kind of silverware. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)
Murray already does a lot of philanthropic work, and was a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council. He's also taken part in numerous charitable tennis events, and was even awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award in 2014. Maybe with a little more spare time on his hands he would look to keep on helping those who need it most. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)
Murray has shown us his acting chops before, making a cameo appearance in the BBC sitcom Outnumbered for a Comic Relief sketch. DiCaprio it wasn't, but if Vinnie Jones can make the jump from sport to screen, surely Andy has a shot? (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)
Maybe if Andy doesn't fancy the whole acting malarkey, he could try his hand at stand up. The Scot, very unfairly, garnered a reputation for being a tad dour during the early days of his career, but time and time again he has shown that he has a fantastic sense of humour. If you haven't already, you owe it to yourself to watch the Wimbledon press video in which a number of top pros are asked how they like to eat their strawberries. Federer, Sharapova, Djokovic - they all say 'with cream'. Murray? 'With my fingers'. You can't teach that kind of comedic genius. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for LTA)
Murray is well-known for having a love of dogs, and supposedly Skypes his two border terriers when he's away on tour because he misses them so much. What better way to spend some well-earned downtime than by walking as many of man's best friends as he possibly can? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/AFP/GettyImages)
Why not? Lots of people get into a new hobby when they retire from their given profession, and considering how talented he is in pretty much everything else he turns his hand too - acting aside - for all we know Andy could be a regular Constable-in-waiting. Plus, after years of pushing his body to the limits of its physical capabilities, wouldn't it be nice to just sit on a big hill with some oils and an easel? Bliss. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)