Andy Murray admits he could turn to the fairway once he retires from tennis

The three-time Grand Slam champion likes the thought of giving advice and driving buggies once he retires from the court.

Tennis star and three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has expressed his desire to work in another sport once his tennis playing days are over.

In particular, he has set his sights on being a golf caddie once he retires from his day job.

Murray is eager to learn more about a sport that he admires in golf as he believes it has similarities with tennis in regard to the mental implications.

The Scot, who was forced to withdraw from the Miami Open because of a groin injury, also believes his experience of dealing with pressure on the court would be beneficial on the fairway.

"I love sport, so something else that would interest me post-playing would be working in another sport," Murray told the Gentleman's Journal.

"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.

"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," he added.

"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, 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."

Tennis needs to take advantage this summer

With outdoor sports resuming in the UK, Murray - a two-time Olympic champion - is hoping it can inspire a new generation of participants on the court.

"It's a great social sport that people can play through until their 70s - it's something you can play for life," he said.

"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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