Wimbledon planning statue for retiring Murray

Jo Caldwell
January 14, 2019

Veteran Scots sports commentator Archie Macpherson said Murray's first singles title win at Wimbledon in 2013 was the most exciting sporting event he has ever witnessed.

"If I wanted it that way, I could've maybe said it after the Australian Open [in 2017] when I beat Rafa [Rafael Nadal] in that epic final".

Federer, who has never lost to Istomin before, will be grateful the match is in the evening, allowing the Swiss veteran to avoid the worst of the heat on what promises to be a scorching day. Then there's a resurgent Rafael Nadal, the likes of Cilic and Sasha Zverev. Getting through the first round will be a major achievement in 2019 for the former No. 1-ranked Murray, who has slumped to No. 230 after playing just 12 matches a year ago following surgery on his right hip in January. He's targeting retirement at Wimbledon, if he can go that far. It's just now that it's definite.

"I can still play to a level - not a level I'm happy playing at", Murray said. "I tried pretty much everything that I could to get it right - that hasn't worked".

"I know what Denis did to Novak".

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One of the leading stories to headline the Australian Open is Andy Murray's plausible retirement.

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

That won't happen now.' Murray will face Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday before deciding the best next course of action for his injured right hip.

While knowing the limits of his body and full of praise for his team for being able to patch him up repeatedly, Federer admitted fortune had played a part in his longevity.

"I feel good. If I am not feeling good, I will not be here", he said ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year. "He can play well in fast courts, and that's what it's going to be a little bit here as well". I think to that extent, we are kind of similar. "That's always a good thought". What I am doing this for?' "I was at my cottage in Fife with my wife and I couldn't even watch the last set on TV". I rested because I felt like I'm exhausted after those tournaments and also the year that I had.

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Wozniacki revealed at the season-ending WTA Championships that she'd been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, so she spent much of the off-season resting and recuperating and getting ready for 2019.

It was a contrast to the way he started the year in Melbourne, where a sorry last-16 exit at the hands of South Korea's Chung Hyeon was followed by elbow surgery and a string of early tournament exits.

Wins at Wimbledon and the US Open last summer propelled Djokovic back to the top of the pile, an incredible achievement having dropped out of the top 20 earlier in the year as he recovered from elbow surgery.

Standing on the podium at the U.S. Open waiting to be handed her trophy and a winner's cheque after defeating Williams in an ill-tempered final, Osaka heard only boos from an angry and frustrated crowd.

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