Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray reveals he is "pumped" about making his Laver Cup debut as he enjoyed following the event on TV over the last few years. Murray, 35, is set to make his Laver Cup this week in London.
The Laver Cup has been held since 2017 - but it should be noted that it didn't take place in 2020 because of the pandemic. For the first time in the event's history - and for the last time at the same time - Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will all be a part of the same team.
“I’m pumped,” Murray said, per Tennishead. “I’ve watched the last few years on the TV and it always looked brilliant, great atmosphere, unique really. These are guys that I competed against throughout my whole career, and it’s been extremely challenging, so I’m very much looking forward to being part of the same team as them.
All of us are getting a bit older now. This might be one of the last opportunities we get to do this together. I’m proud to be a part of that”.
Murray set to be a part of Federer's retirement
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, is retiring after this week's Laver Cup.
When Murray was asked about Federer's decision to end his career at the Laver Cup, Murray suggested the Swiss' decision caught him by surprise. "Yeah, look, I didn't know that he was going to be stopping. I don't know, I think people were maybe expecting that to happen at some stage in the not too distant future.
I didn't know that when I signed up to play," Murray said. Murray and Federer had many great battles over the years. Murray has a great level of respect for Federer and it will certainly be special for him to be a part of the Swiss' farewell.