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Andy Murray Says Australian Open Could Be Last Tournament

Rafael Nadal paid tribute to the retiring Andy Murray, saying the Brit would be a huge loss to the sport.

'The pain is too much really, it's not something I want to continue playing that way'.

Murray practiced on Saturday at Melbourne Park not long before Nadal appeared at a news conference to talk about his health after three months out of competitive tennis and his prospects at the Australian Open, the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that he hasn't won at least twice. That's what I hope for him. "I've pretty much done everything that I could to try to get my hip feeling better and it hasn't helped loads". I think Andy's going to fight as he did all his career.

Novak Djokovic lauded the bravery of Andy Murray as he expressed compassion for the three-time grand slam champion following his retirement revelation.

"I can still play, but not to a level I'm happy playing at", said Murray ahead of his evening clash in Melbourne Arena on a day when temperatures are forecast to soar to 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit). "That won't happen now".

She only started her competitive 2019 campaign this week, losing her opener to Ashleigh Barty in Sydney, and faces another tough first-round match in Melbourne against Kaia Kanepi.

Top Australian coach Darren Cahill, who until recently was mentoring world number one Simona Halep, said Murray was an example of the never-say-die attitude that separated the best from the average.

It's not that the Japanese 21-year-old doesn't grasp or respect the magnitude of stifling Serena Williams' fire to triumph at Flushing Meadows last September.

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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 one more, we had plenty". "But he's 31. Ten years ago, if he retired at 31, we will say he had a great and very long career".

It is the third successive season the 20-time grand slam champion has used the mixed-teams event as part of his Australian Open preparation and it proved successful on both previous occasions. "But having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training", the emotional Scot said. "But I played great in singles and in mixed doubles as well".

Nadal recalled a younger Murray - "a little bit a bad boy" - in the under-13s and 14s, but was full of praise for how his Scottish friend had evolved. "Andy's earned everything he's ever achieved, is a hero to millions of Scots and we're all behind him". It's going to be uncomfortable.

Murray's status in British tennis will see him commemorated in the same way, with Lewis confirming there have always been plans to mark the end of his playing career.

"I don't think I should because I think that would be a mistake".

I will always cherish our awesome matches.

"I know what Denis did to Novak", Federer said.

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