Andy Murray to retire from tennis

Andy Murray breaks down during a press conference in Melbourne on January 11 ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. — AFP

Murray, 31, struggled to share the news at the Australian Open in Melbourne, which he withdrew from past year due to injury. On Friday, an emotional Murray stated his intention to retire from tennis at his home tournament later this summer. "Obviously I have been struggling a long time and I have been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now", Murray said, referring to his persistent hip issues.

Other detractors point out that some of the Slams she won involved only 32 competitors, rather than the 128-player draws Williams has faced throughout her career. I won a grand slam finally.

"Realistically, one day it's going to end for me, this sport".

He faces the 21st seed Roberto Bautista-Agut in a tricky first-round clash on Monday.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme, O'Donnell said Murray had exhausted all avenues in his bid to return to the highest level. "That won't happen now".

It was a practice match against Djokovic on Thursday that laid bare the seriousness of Murray's continued struggles and led to him emotionally announcing his imminent retirement the following day. You can see it, it's quite obvious when you see her on the court, how she moves.

"It hits us top guys hard because we know Andy very well".

And question marks remain over the fitness of world number two Rafael Nadal who pulled out of his Brisbane warm-up but arrived in Melbourne professing he was "fully fit" and promising to unleash a remodelled serve. His birthday is one week before mine. The tennis great underwent hip surgery a year ago in hopes of relieving the pain and spent much of 2018 recovering.

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The three-time grand slam champion is now ranked a lowly 230 in the world after enduring a horror two years with injury and will hang up his racquet at some point this year due to a chronic hip injury.

"My only goal is always to have been to keep going", he said.

"I can play with limitations". But it was for a good cause.

"Maybe also the way I play tennis, maybe it's smoother than the other guys", said Federer, who is renowned for a style that appears nearly effortless, and his stunning, single-handed backhand.

"At some point when you feel like you're never going to get back to 100%, you've had the success that Andy has had, you can only understand the decision".

"It's kind of sad to know that he might play his last Australian Open but I do wish him all the best".

The former world number one said he would like to finish his career at Wimbledon, but admitted the Australian Open could be his last tournament. "I was more surprised to hear that there was sort of concern, or people were saying, 'What a bad second half to the year.' I'm happy where I am right now".

It would be wrong to call Murray's news a boost for the aforementioned trio, but in some ways - as seen by their comments - it will have spurred them on.

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