Andy Murray said it was "extra special" to be a part of Roger Federer's farewell. Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, retired from professional tennis after this year's Laver Cup. On Team Europe, Federer was joined by some of his biggest rivals - Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
While Federer and Nadal were playing a doubles match, Murray and Djokovic were supporting them from the Team Europe bench. "It was amazing and pretty emotional. I really enjoyed the whole Laver Cup - it was my first time playing that event, and being there for Roger's last game was extra special.
There was quite a lot of general messing around and winding each other up to be honest. I went out for dinner one night with Roger and [team captain] Bjorn Borg which was a really fun evening - although Bjorn spent most of that night ribbing me.
We had lots of good practice sessions together and I really enjoyed the team dynamic," Murray told Hello.
Murray on his 2023 schedule
Murray entered 2022 with hopes of making his first deep Grand Slam run since 2017.
Unfortunately for Murray, a great Grand Slam run didn't happen for him this year. Going into 2023, Murray reveals he has a busy schedule as he is determined to be well-prepared for the Australian Open. "I've got a pretty busy schedule planned.
I'll be kicking off the year in Australia which I always really enjoy. I'll be playing a tournament out there, and then the Australian Open. After that I'll be doing some more hard-court tournaments, then hopefully the clay, and then back to the UK for the grass-court season.
For now, I'm still focused on playing tennis and winning matches. I've been pleased with my progress this year, but there are definitely some areas to improve on," Murray revealed. Murray is a five-time Australian Open finalist but he has never won it all at Melbourne Park.