Andy Murray Supports Roger Federer as Next Laver Cup Captain

Andy Murray Supports Roger Federer as Next Laver Cup Captain
Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Lorenzo Sonego in the fourth round of the men's singles, Day 7 of Wimbledon 2021 | Photo: Chine Nouvelle

After Bjorn Borg indicated that next year’s Laver Cup will be his last, Andy Murray was quick to back the idea of Roger Federer as the next captain for Team Europe.

Team Europe has been immensely successful under the captainship of Borg. They had won all of the four editions, only suffering their first loss in 2022 the same year that Federer announced his retirement from the ATP Tour. The doubles match he played alongside Rafael Nadal was his last.

Team Europe endured a 13-8 loss to Team World, denying Federer his final Laver Cup trophy. But that does not mean this is his last chance to do so as a captaincy spot may open up as Borg steps away.

Federer is one of the most decorated tennis players of his time and should the captaincy fall on his shoulders, he has the support of none other than Murray.

“I’m sure Roger is going to stay involved in the event in some capacity and maybe one day captain the team,” Murray said.

“Look, he’s great on the side (coaching). He watches a lot of tennis, he loves the game. I think for ex-players that go into coaching, I think that’s important to sort of stay current and know a lot of the players.”

Novak Djokovic also threw in his support for Federer and the idea that he might consider coaching.

“I think that Roger can offer a lot,” he said. “I mean… it’s logical to expect him to be able to share so many useful and valuable things with anybody really.”

“If he ever would consider doing that, I’m sure that he’s going to bring a lot of positive things to the improvement of that player, whether male or female, in every aspect on and off the court.”

“He’s undoubtedly one of the greatest players to play the game, the way he played it, with his style and effortlessness.”

Both Murray and Djokovic played in the Laver Cup for Team Europe in 2022 and both suffered defeats from Team World.

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