Andy Murray: I'd be surprised if Roger Federer stopped plaiyng now



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Andy Murray: I'd be surprised if Roger Federer stopped plaiyng now

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray is hoping that Roger Federer will remain on the Tour as much as possible. Federer, 39, is set to turn 40 in August but is he still able to compete at the highest level. "I have heard quite a few times over the years that he was going to stop and people have been speculating on that different times over – remember when he lost to Tommy Robredo at the US Open, people talking about that then.

I don’t know if that was like eight, nine years ago or something,’ Murray smiled. "‘I mean, I don’t know whether he’s going to stop playing this year or not. I’d be surprised if he did the way that he is still able to play and compete.

He seems like he still loves it. "He’s been brilliant, and I hope he keeps playing for as long as he can. Yeah, I just don’t quite understand, because I have experienced it myself, this sort of why people want to always ask those questions about when someone is going to finish.

Like, he’ll do it when he’s ready. "I wish everyone would sort of like encourage him to keep going and keep playing as long as he can, as long as his body can do it, because we’ll miss him when it’s over.’

Murray also still playing because he loves the game

"The reason why I’m still playing is because I love playing tennis,’ he added.

‘You know, I spoke to a number of my ex-coaches who were players and played at high level. I asked them about like when they finished playing or what it was like at the end of their careers and stuff," Murray said.

"Unanimously they were all, like, “Look, it was extremely difficult to stop playing, and our advice would be to play as long as you can, so long as you are still enjoying it, you know, and providing your body can still do it”. Which maybe there is question marks over mine in that respect."