Federer shares shock at Murray's retirement, discusses end of his own career

Federer shares shock at Murray's retirement, discusses end of his own career

Federer shares shock at Murray's retirement, discusses end of his own career

Nadal was absolutely gutted the way the Scot has to force his retirement but supported him thoroughly as he thinks that it will be beneficial for both the player and his family. But there's unlikely to be another run to the final for Andy Murray, who wants to start the tournament where he has reached the final five times but is unsure how much longer he can play because of the pain in his surgically repaired right hip.

An abdominal strain then prevented a comeback later in the season and he took the opportunity to have minor ankle surgery before a thigh issue saw him pull out of last week's tournament in Brisbane. The 32-year-old Nadal is ranked No. 2 and confident of extending his career for several years. There is always things to improve. That's what we are trying.

"But being honest, when somebody like him, that he achieved nearly everything in his tennis career, is suffering like he's doing for such a long time already. probably he does the right thing for his mental health".

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.

He added: "I did see, it was very obvious for everyone, you saw it, you didn't need to be on court to notice that he's struggling, that he's not moving as well as he normally does". "I'd like to go out on my terms". That was tough for me, ' Kyrgios said. We are back to the top positions, fighting for things again. "I'm very excited to be back here in Melbourne".

She disputed the bookies' assessment that Serena is red-hot favourite to lift the Australian Open trophy for an eighth time, taking her overall Grand Slam tally to 24 and equalling Court's mark.

It would be nothing short of a miracle for Murray to go one better and claim an elusive title down under.

"We'll do everything for it to happen this year". I was in some really bad places. I don't really care.

"The fact is that I just don't feel comfortable talking about these things, even in private". You took me under your wing as soon as I got on tour, and to this day you have been someone I literally just look forward to seeing. He won everything he wanted to win. I enjoy playing the mixed doubles as well. I'm not going to worry about anything.

Federer has skipped the European clay court season in recent years as he tries to manage his workload to extend a remarkable career, which shows no signs of slowing. Last year I drew [Kevin] Anderson, this year Berdych.

No player now younger than 30 has won even a set in a Grand Slam final although expectations are high that ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev can build on his impressive victory in November.

It happened a day after losing the Australian Open semi-final to victor Novak Djokovic, but a year later, he was back raising a fifth trophy at the tournament.

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