Andy Murray retires: Hibs pay tribute to ‘inspirational’ tennis star

Andy Murray retires: Hibs pay tribute to ‘inspirational’ tennis star

Andy Murray retires: Hibs pay tribute to ‘inspirational’ tennis star

But Murray dropped a pre-Grand Slam bombshell, breaking down during a tear-filled press conference as he revealed chronic hip pain means he will retire after Wimbledon - if he can carry on that long.

"I played him at Båstad a year ago [Swedish Open in July] and he got me there so I'm going to have to play some really good tennis".

"It seems like he had not a very long career", said Nadal.

"Ideally he would want to play there, but I imagine once you make the decision that you are going to stop it must get very hard to keep going with the rehab, never-ending exercising, and putting up with the pain".

"The serve was always a thing that I tried to improve, and I think I did".

The Australian Open could therefore be the last time the "Big Four" play together after dominating the Grand Slams for the best part of a decade. "That won't happen now".

She only started her competitive 2019 campaign this week, losing her opener to Ashleigh Barty in Sydney, and faces another tough first-round match in Melbourne against Kaia Kanepi.

"I was pretty young when she first won Wimbledon, I have always looked up to her and it will be pretty cool to play her". But after overcoming an elbow injury that required surgery, he stormed to Wimbledon and US Open titles last summer, taking his Grand Slam tally to 14 and propelling him back to the world No. 1 spot. "I'm confident that I think it needs a good performance by my opponent probably to beat me", said the third seed, who opens his defence against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in Monday's night match on Rod Laver Arena.

As the tennis world continued to digest the prospect of Andy Murray's retirement, an evergreen Roger Federer pondered the "luck" of his longevity on Sunday ahead of his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles.

"But I know that tennis is not forever".

Australian super-coach Darren Cahill railed against a change on Twitter, saying Kermode had brought "big increases in prize money, pension plan, new events, doubles initiative supporter, new progressive rules for injured players. facility upgrades".

"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", said the Serbian.

Federer said: "I've been thinking about it, like where is that place but I think it will all come down to, is it the body, is it the family, is it the mind, is it a morning when I wake up". "I can't believe it's already been a year".

The quality may not be the best, but it will be fascinating to see Murray push through the pain in a final bid to get a win at a tournament he's been a runner-up at on five occsions.

"I'm not happy about that". It's going to be uncomfortable.

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. The answer to your question is: I do not see them winning it.

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