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

But it's now apparent Djokovic's untouchable touch was no such "moment in time", with Federer declaring the 2019 model Serb back to his best after adding majors number 13 and 14 past year to his collection.

Victory for the 37-year-old would see her match Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam titles to her name.

The first Grand Slam of 2019 sees world number one Novak Djokovic aiming for his third consecutive slam title, and seventh Australian Open.

Andy Murray's former coach says the tennis champion would want to retire from the sport at Wimbledon, after admitting the Australian Open could be his final tournament. He's targeting retirement at Wimbledon, if he can go that far.

There's a crop of other players coming through, including No. 4-ranked Sasha Zverev, but much of the attention in the first the couple of days at Melbourne Park will be on Nadal, Murray and Djokovic - who went through juniors together - and Federer. "I've been testing a range of different kit including Castore, the British sportswear brand, and really like their stuff", said Murray.

"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. "Maybe it just looks that way". I'm always telling him that, you're a tough player to play against.

I knew that I couldn't play long rallies with him and I knew I couldn't last against him.

The emotional press in Australia informed about Andy Murray's departure from tennis this year. "We like him. He's a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend", Federer said.

Murray, 31, has been battling a long-term hip injury, but still intends to play his Australian Open first-round match against Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut next week. In past tournaments, some have grumbled that a nights-only program is also a favour done for Federer, but no one else. I know that will be hard. He was a little bit immature at times. "I've pretty much done everything that I could to try to get my hip feeling better and it hasn't helped loads". "That's always a good thought".

"I think it's a positive to be here as the defending champion". He said, "I didn't realize that Amelie would find herself up against such criticism and prejudice...."

"He's already had a huge impact in the school but actually he's got a job to do next, and I'm quite sure he will, in inspiring the children in Scotland and wider". I won a grand slam finally.

The Romanian said she was untroubled by the back injury that curtailed her 2018 season and was mentally stronger as a result of last year's loss in the decider.

Frenchman Mouratoglou, who has guided Williams to the last 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles, felt the American great was in "decent shape" when she reached last year's finals at Wimbledon and the US Open.

Serena Williams was unable to defend her title here previous year because she was taking time out after having a baby, and finished the season with back-to-back runner-up finishes at Wimbledon and the US open.

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