Federer 'shocked', Djokovic 'hurt' by Murray retirement bombshell

Emotional A tearful Sir Andy Murray broke down in a news conference as he announced his retirement from the sport

Andy Murray feeling the love as he aims for Wimbledon goodbye by Metro Reporters Published

O'Donnell operated on Murray's hip injury last January, and the three-time Grand Slam victor acknowledged and thanked his doctor and staff for looking after him. I need time to get over it and then to know what my next steps are going to be.

"[It] 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 has been part of a great rivalry between the best players for a long time, and a great competitor", Nadal said.

An already intriguing match took on an added edge after a tearful Andy Murray admitted on Friday that he didn't know how many more games he had in him.

"The past couple of years have not been fantastic for me, I've scraped around and it is not good enough", Watson, now ranked 108th, said. I couldn't believe he actually played.

"I was disappointed and sad, a little bit shocked, to know now that we're going to lose him at some point", Federer told reporters on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam.

When asked if the Australian Open could be his last tournament, Murray said, "Yes there's a chance of that for sure because I'm not sure I'm able to play through the pain for another four or five months".

"He's a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend. Obviously it was something that I really wanted, a big dream of mine to win a grand slam, and it was an unbelievable feeling and an incredible two weeks". Anybody would substitute their career with his.

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"Big increases in prize money, pension plan, new events, doubles initiative supporter, new progressive rules for injured players & LL's (lucky losers), challenger increases, facility upgrades ++", he tweeted. So now I have just to put my head down and to go and work.

"It's a tough one, but one down the road he can look back on and be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved".

Number one Djokovic and third seed Federer face a stern challenge from the likes of youthful force Alexander Zverev, seeded four, who is still looking for a first major to cement his place as torch-bearer for the next generation.

"Once you see the end in sight, I guess it would be harder to get motivated". Because of the way the last six months of competing have gone, I could win but it's likely that I won't.

"Could have happened easily in the match against Novak, but it didn't, maybe because I was warmed up".

Despite being the outright favorite to win the tournament, Djokovic finds himself in a rather tricky region of the draw - with names like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin, Daniil Medvedev, and Kei Nishikori floating around as potential opponents. "I said to my team, 'Look, I think I can kind of get through this until Wimbledon.' That was where I'd like to stop playing". I think we played the first time against each other when I was eight and she was nine, something like that. I know that will be hard. Being an ally is not about "mansplaining", taking the spotlight from women or using feminism to improve your public image.

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