Andy Murray has a parting wish for Roger Federer.
Former world No. 1 Murray hopes he can join forces with the Swiss superstar in doubles at next weekend’s Laver Cup in London.
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Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Federer announced he will retire from the pro circuit after Laver Cup at the O2 Arena.
“Maybe I get the opportunity to share a court with him in doubles or something like that, and that would be really special,” Murray said at David Cup in Glasgow. “But like I said, I don’t know how much he’ll be able to play.”
The two-time Olympic gold-medal champion said Federer’s stylistic brilliance and longevity are admirable.
“Obviously he was an amazing player. I was lucky to get to compete against him in some of the biggest matches, in the biggest tournaments, on the biggest stages in our sport,” Murray said of Federer… “It’s incredible what he achieved and also what Rafa and Novak have done, as well.
Yeah, it’s a sad, sad day for the sport again. Yeah, unbelievable career. Yeah, I mean, the longevity that he’s had. What he did in, I think, I can’t remember, I think it was 2018 Australian Open, I could be wrong, when he came back from the knee surgery and stuff was incredible. The way that he played the game, conducted himself and all of those things, I think all of the players respected him for that.”
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