“I’m confident Roger will remain involved in the event in some capacity, and perhaps one day captain the team,” Murray said.
Federer bid farewell to professional tennis at the weekend’s tournament in London, playing doubles with great rival Rafael Nadal in his final competitive match, which he lost.
“Look, he’s fantastic on the side” (coaching). He enjoys tennis and watches it frequently. I think it’s important for ex-players who go into coaching to stay current and know a lot of the players.”
Murray made his Laver Cup debut at London’s O2 arena, competing for Team Europe alongside other members of the “Big Four” – Federer, Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic expressed his desire for Federer to enter the coaching profession.
“I believe Roger has a lot to offer,” he said. “I mean… it’s reasonable to expect him to be able to share so many useful and valuable things with anyone.
“If he ever considers doing that, I’m sure he’ll bring a lot of positive things to that player’s improvement, whether male or female, in every aspect on and off the court.”
“With his style and effortlessness, he’s undeniably one of the greatest players to ever play the game.”
Both Murray and Djokovic were defeated on the final day, preventing Federer from having a dream finale in which Team World won the Laver Cup for the first time by a five-point margin.
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