Federer feeling 'lucky' ahead of hat-trick bid in Melbourne

Silvia Morton
January 14, 2019

Having admitted that he was planning to retire at Wimbledon, the former world no 1 conceded that his hip injury might not let him get that far so all eyes will be on Melbourne Arena, where a ground pass will be like gold dust for what could be Murray's last stand. The three-time Grand Slam victor said he hopes to retire after the Wimbledon tournament in July, but could step away from the sport by the end of this month's Australian Open, depending on his health.

"At some point when you feel like you're never going to get back to 100%, you've had the success that Andy has had, you can only understand the decision". I work extremely hard in the matches as well - it just maybe doesn't come across so much.

"I think she came back to a very, very high level of fitness". But there's unlikely to be another run to the final for Andy Murray, who wants to start the tournament where he has reached the final five times but is unsure how much longer he can play because of the pain in his surgically repaired right hip. "I spoke to Roger [Federer] yesterday in the locker room and he said it's unbelievable, so to have a champion like that recognize what we've done for the grand slam is pretty special".

Murray is scheduled to face Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in his opening round match on Monday in a match which, if he loses, could potentially be his final appearance on the global tennis circuit. I guess everybody can understand where he comes from. I am happy with it. "We'll see how it's going to be here in Melbourne".

"If you look what's happened the last few years with our president, I think he only helped the tennis to be in a better place".

"We're trying to increase the number of players that are able to travel around the world, not just cover expenses, have the full team, have a decent living out of the sport that they play".

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"It was very obvious for everyone, you saw it, you didn't need to be on court, to notice that he's struggling, that he's not moving as well as he normally does", said the Serbian. "But for the most part I've just been doing the same things".

Murray's career is expected to be finished in a matter of months.

"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. I won a grand slam finally. "I'd like to go out on my terms". It's going to be uncomfortable.

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.

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.

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