Andy Murray Laver Cup

Andy Murray describes Laver Cup experience as ‘one of the most special’ matches of his career

Andy Murray said his match against Alex de Minaur at the Laver Cup was one of the ‘most special’ of his career despite losing it.

Murray was finally making his debut in the event after always missing out through injury since the Laver Cup started in 2017.

To make it even more unique, Murray’s debut happened on the same night as Roger Federer played his final match and walked away from the sport he has helped define.

Sadly for Murray and Team Europe, he lost his match to de Minaur in a tiebreaker after a two-and-a-half hour battle. He was visibly angry with himself for that as he left the court, but he ultimately appreciated the occasion more – especially with the likes of Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic courtside supporting – and often coaching – him.

“Tonight was special,” Andy Murray said. “To be part of this occasion and be part of this team – it was surreal.

“Standing looking over at my team and having Bjorn Borg supporting you and all of the guys that were there on the bench, it was really cool and a memory that I’ll have for a long time.

“It’s surreal, just playing a match with everything that’s going on. Having Bjorn Borg on the side of the court, John McEnroe… Stefan Edberg was in the crowd, all of the teams as well – having them supporting you, talking during matches as well, it was incredible.

“One of the most special matches that I’ve played.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.