How Roger Federer wants to retire from tennis

Laura Robson and Andy Murray London 2012

While the Serb is the favourite to win the Australian Open, there's more than a chance that his likely challenger mightn't be his two greatest rivals Nadal and Federer, but a Next Gen star.

Speaking to journalists before what could be his last public appearance on a court on Monday at the Australian Open, the three-time grand slam victor talked of his bitter regret at having to abandon competitive tennis and admitted he had "zero interest" in doing anything else.

That title belongs to Novak Djokovic, who barnstormed his way through the second half of 2018, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Then there's a resurgent Rafael Nadal, the likes of Cilic and Sasha Zverev.

Since then, Murray has been an Olympic champ for Great Britain twice, three-time victor of the Grand Slam tournament, and he was the victor of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals - making him the world's No. 1 tennis player at the time. "Andy was able to reach No. 1 during the Federer, Nadal, Djokovic era, making it the era of the big 4".

When praised by a reporter as being the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals, Murray drily responded, "I think Venus and Serena have won about four each". "It just maybe looks that way".

"Why can I not be close to the top 10? he said and said his aim was to turn up at Melbourne "fresh" and win as many matches as he can". "I think it's a positive to be here as the defending champion".

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.

In an interview with The Age, Federer said he was hit hard by Murray's retirement and seeing him "struggling". He's a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend.

"It's a tough one, but on down the road he can look back on and be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved". He is scheduled to begin his challenge for the Australian Open on Monday when he faces Roberto Bautista Agut in the opening round, adding that he would ideally like to make it Wimbledon in the summer before he bids farewell.

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However, 14-time Slam champion Djokovic has triumphed in five other major finals - including four at Melbourne Park.

"I know what Denis did to Novak". If this quarter goes as per seeds it would result in a Federer-Cilic quarter, but Khachanov and Tsitsipas might have a say in that.

She added: "Some of the children have already said when he has time on his hands they would love to see him here helping them out". He can play well in fast courts.

"It's kind of weird because I grew up playing with her". I think it will happen one day. "That's always a good thought".

Murray said he made the decision back in December while struggling through a pre-season training camp.

Believe me, it's not easy. It's not an obligation for me, I do it being willingness and I feel comfortable in doing it.

After her breakthrough here a year ago, she didn't get beyond the fourth round at the other majors, but says she feels like she's hitting the ball well.

Last September the Florida-based Japanese player beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows, denying her childhood idol a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.

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