Legend Murray can be proud of achievements, says Federer

Andy Murray broke down in his retirement speech

Andy Murray broke down in his retirement speech

Nadal is 32. Djokovic turns 32 in May, a week or so after Murray.

And 14-time major victor Djokovic hailed Murray in an Instagram post on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Andy Murray is a good ally because he has worked to break down barriers for every teenager who is told she can't play football because it's a boy's sport, or every woman told she shouldn't join a rugby team because it will make her seem too masculine.

In Friday's press conference, Andy Murray has revealed that he plans to retire from tennis after this year's Wimbledon, at 31 years of age. "Look, I'm playing good tennis". I shouldn't be continuing to go through that for nothing anymore'.

"When the day arrives I can not do it will be the day to go and do another thing". I am a positive guy. But Dr John O'Donnell, who operated on the Scot's troublesome right hip, said: 'I don't think it is impossible, but it will be very hard.' Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme, O'Donnell also said that Murray had exhausted all avenues in a bid to return to the top level. "But, of course, there is periods of time that you don't see the light".

Murray said he made the decision back in December while struggling through a pre-season training camp.

The triple Grand Slam champ has been struggling with a hip injury for some time, and has said that he even feels pain just by putting on a pair of socks these days.

Murray has always been a voice for gender equality, often speaking up for women players. "It's a great experience for me to play in one of his last grand slams against him so I want to enjoy the experience". Last year's semi-finalist will face former top-10 stalwart Berdych, whose ranking has dropped to 57 after back problems saw him miss the second half of last season.

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"But today it's him, tomorrow another one. Our generation, everyone is more than 30".

Doubts about the second seed's ability to withstand seven matches on hardcourts were reinforced when he retired in the U.S. Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro previous year.

Several of Murray's rivals have offered their consolation at Murray's predicament, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with the Spaniard saying that Murray's retirement is a loss to tennis as a whole. Goodluck at the Australian Open muzz, I'll be behind you. Federer has a night match against Denis Istomin on the same center court.

A women's final past year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished with Wozniacki holding off top-ranked Simona Halep for the title.

As the tennis champ prepares to bid goodbye to life as a sportsman, we've taken a look at the life of Andy Murray.

"You want to do it on your own terms - not to be forced out because your body breaks down", she said.

Djokovic posted a tribute on Instagram to a man he has known since they first faced each other as 13-year-olds in 2001, concluding: "Whatever happens, I will always cherish our wonderful matches over the years and be grateful for those experiences". We shared the court in the most important stadiums in the world, competing for the most important things. That's impossible to forget.

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