Novak Djokovic sends heartfelt message to Andy Murray after retirement decision

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"But I know that tennis is not forever". Nadal is 32. Djokovic turns 32 in May, a week or so after Murray.

"I didn't arrive to that point". But, of course, there are periods of time that you don't see the light.

For the countless sports fans unfamiliar with Court's dominance of a gentler era of the game in the late 1950s to early 1970s, equaling Court's mark would represent a needless asterisk on Williams' brilliant resume - a resume that needs no padding to make the case that she is the best player the women's game has seen. For now, he's only committing to the Australian Open.

"I hope it doesn't end with an injury", Federer said. "I'm just taking it as a nice, fun challenge", she said.

To this mix, former Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe adds a ninth name - Aryna Sabalenka, a hard-hitting 20-year-old from Belarus - as his pick for the 2019 Australian title.

Nadal's plan for longevity revolves around playing fewer tournaments and resting whenever he has persistent injuries.

"When you search for examples of "emptied the bucket to be as good as they could be" there should be a picture of Andy Murray sitting under that quote", he tweeted.

"It seems like he had not a very long career because today players are playing that long". "I always said you can have great careers, you can have great careers side by side. Andy's earned everything he's ever achieved, is a hero to millions of Scots and we're all behind him". Our generation, everyone is more than 30.

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Murray has had a celebrated career, breaking long Grand Slam droughts for British men when he won the U.S. Open in 2012 and at Wimbledon the following year - when he was the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the prestigious lawn tennis title.

Djokovic and Murray have met on 36 occasions at tour-level but - born just a week apart - came up through the ranks together and have forged one of the most memorable rivalries in tennis history.

There's no shortage of story lines heading into next week's Australian Open. Federer has a night match against Denis Istomin on the same center court.

Spaniard Bautista Agut, seeded 22nd, won the title in Doha last week, beating Novak Djokovic along the way, and his relentless baseline game will give Murray's a thorough workout.

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.

Federer reacted to the news on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne, where the Swiss great said he saw signs of Murray's downfall during a charity event in Glasgow in November 2017. "I always had good relationship with him".

Murray said he had an option of another operation on his troublesome hip, but it was more about his quality of life after hanging up his racquet.

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