Andy Murray Tearfully Announces Impending Retirement

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In 2013, Andy Murray achieved legendary, never-have-to-buy-a-pint-in-a-pub-again status when he walked into the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and won Wimbledon, becoming the first tennis player from the United Kingdom to triumph in the tournament since 1936.

Meanwhile, the tennis-playing Andy Murray got around to thanking people for their support with this lovely message on Instagram. If successful here, Federer would become the oldest victor of a major championship, eclipsing Australia's Ken Rosewall, who must think he stopped too young and at 84 still looks as if he might come out of retirement any day now.

They had a practice match together in Melbourne Park on the eve of Murray's teary news conference Friday, where he revealed the pain from his surgically-repaired right hip was so bad that he'd made a decision to retire after attempting one more run at Wimbledon - if he can make it that far.

Zverev, 21, starts the Australian Open full of confidence after an impressive warm-up to reach the final of Perth's mixed teams Hopman Cup, despite his awful record at Grand Slams. "Will be a very important loss for us, for the world of tennis, for the tour, for the fans, even for the rivals that he have been part of a great rivalry between the best players for a long time, and a great competitor". For example, when asked by a journalist how it felt to see Sam Querrey to become the "the first USA player to reach a major semi-final since 2009", Murray cut him off and clarified with "male player".

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

"I didn't arrive to that point". It is the defending champion's privilege. "I'm not feeling good". "But, of course, there is periods of time that you don't see the light".

Roger Federer knows how he wants his career to end.

During the press conference preceding the Australian Open, Kyrgios shared his thoughts about Andy and his career. That became less of an option for Murray, who is contemplating further surgery just to cut down on the pain he feels when he's doing such simple things as putting on his shoes and socks.

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The world number two limped away from Melbourne Park a year ago, forced to retire in pain from his quarter-final with Marin Cilic. "We will miss him", he added. We are not 20 any more. "Our generation, everyone is more than 30s". He also won the U.S. Open in 2012 and Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016.

Federer has watched them all rise, fall and in some instances rise again, watched as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have suffered injuries, lapses in form, crises of motivation, is watching now as Djokovic rides again, but Murray limps off stage.

Court, now 76, won 24 singles Grand Slams from 1960-73 - 11 Australian Opens, five French Opens, three Wimbledons and five US Opens. Federer has a night match against Denis Istomin on the same center court.

Murray faces a first-round clash Monday against in-form Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, seeded 22, who beat Djokovic on his was to winning the Qatar Open earlier this month. He insisted on Friday that would be for quality of life reasons rather than with a comeback even in the back of his mind, but he has been talking to other players who have had the same procedure. "This is an investment and you have to assume that when you make an investment there may be better and worse moments".

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"I knew that I couldn't play long rallies with him and I knew I couldn't last against him. That's impossible to forget".