Andy Murray will lead a team at the Hexagon Cup padel tennis competition in February 2024.
Murray's involvement comes alongside the AD Global Sports company, which has entered a co-ownership with the British ATP player. The 36-year-old is the latest high-profile figure to lead a padel tennis team at the upcoming Hexagon Cup as 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and Barcelona football player Robert Lewandowski will also guide teams at the competition.
Following a turbulent year on the court, Murray will turn his attention to the new enterprise next year as the competition takes place between January 31 and February 4, 2024. The official Hexagon Cup account announced Murray as the next team lead via its X channel.
"Andy Murray launches his Team AD/vantage co-owned by AD Global Sports. Best known for his tennis achievements, now he’s set to leave a mark on the padel court! We can't wait to see which players he chooses. Welcome team AD/vantage."
At present, the three-time Grand Slam champion's future with professional tennis remains unclear after he admitted to falling out of love with the sport amidst a tough end to 2023.
However, a change of scenery might be a positive for Murray, who has won just one match in his last four tournament entries. When reflecting on his involvement with the Madrid-based Hexagon Cup, Murray was full of optimism.
The former British number one told the competition's official website how he wants to be part of padel tennis' growth in the coming years.
“I’m excited to become part of the ownership group for a team in the inaugural Hexagon Cup. I invested in Game4Padel a few years ago to help try and grow the sport in the UK – it’s already huge in South America, the Middle East and parts of Europe."