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Andy Murray breaks down during a press conference in Melbourne on January 11 ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. — AFP

The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam victor broke down at a press conference in Melbourne as he said the pain had become nearly unbearable.

Wins at Wimbledon and the US Open last summer propelled Djokovic back to the top of the pile, an unbelievable achievement having dropped out of the top 20 earlier in the year as he recovered from elbow surgery.

But when Murray finally zips his match rackets away for the last time, be it after playing Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open or at Wimbledon in... I've given up on that a long time ago.

"Throughout my career, I've been very lucky that in the off-seasons I never had any setbacks", he told reporters at Melbourne Park.

"I'm so impressed with her game, number one; her physicality; her movement for her size [6 feet] is excellent", said McEnroe, also an ESPN analyst.

Andy Murray will play what could be the final match of his career when the Australian Open begins in Melbourne on Monday.

"I know how not well he was", said Federer.

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The victory over Williams and everything that went with it swept the 20-year-old from Japan into a maelstrom but she has coped impressively and said: "I feel the same".

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.

Konta is in a loaded top quarter of the draw that also includes world number one Simona Halep, who faces a rematch with her US Open conqueror Kaia Kanepi, and Serena and Venus Williams. "You've just not got to have many expectations". It's hardly surprising that we're hearing this, when less than 3% of people shown playing sport in national newspapers are women.

"When you are going on court every day without the clear goal because you can not move well, you have pain, then is a moment to take a decision", Nadal said of Murray's decision.

"I feel like time has gone insane fast since I won here". But when somebody like him, he achieved nearly everything in his tennis career, is suffering like he's doing for such a long time already, and you feel that you are not competitive for the thing that really makes you wake up every morning and go on court with the passion to practise, to improve, and with a goal, then it is so hard. "Obviously it was something that I really wanted, a big dream of mine to win a grand slam, and it was an wonderful feeling and an incredible two weeks". I am happy with it. I didn't compete with this new serve, so let's see how it works.

As for what comes next, Murray is considering having surgery to resurface his hip. "I love tennis. I love playing the game". Which leaves me big fella. these are a couple photos, that should make you smile and think, I was actually a little bit of a younger brother to you. "I'm just taking it as a nice, fun challenge", the third-seeded Wozniacki said.

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