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The pain is too much- Murray on brink of retiring

He has been part of a great rivalry between the best players for a long time and a great competitor.

The Australian bad boy loves to cause a stir on tour but was incredibly respectful as the Scot announced he will be retiring this year.

"And then maybe that day that it happens, maybe that is the end, or maybe I say I can maybe get a few more tournaments left in me, I don't know".

Murray faces a first-round clash Monday against in-form Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, seeded 22, who beat Djokovic on his was to winning the Qatar Open earlier this month. You took me under your wing as soon as I got on tour, and to this day you have been someone I literally just look forward to seeing. "He has fought all his career and Monday's match will be the same", he said.

January sees the tennis season blaze into life on the scorching hard courts of Melbourne Park.

Djokovic has six Australian Open titles, a record he shared with two-time defending champion Roger Federer and Roy Emerson.

One of the most touching tributes came from Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios.

"And, obviously, with the nature of the injury, there are a lot of people who have felt this was going to happen at some stage". She's still the favorite with the bookmakers, but with so many Grand Slam champions in the field, nothing is guaranteed. He can play well in fast courts.

The three-time Grand-Slam victor added: 'Obviously I've been struggling for a long time.

"She has been so successful in the game".

"I think it's possible for Serena to equal me, if anybody's gonna do it, it's Serena, but I don't think there's a clear-cut favourite", Court told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper Sunday. The pain is too much really and I don't want to continue playing that way'.

"There's so many good players in this draw, I know that everyone wants to win this tournament".

"The past couple of years have not been fantastic for me, I've scraped around and it is not good enough", Watson, now ranked 108th, said.

Murray was the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years and will be remembered for battling his way to world number one in 2016 during a golden era for men's tennis alongside Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. As the first of the four Grand Slam events of the year, it's sure to be worth a watch. Wishing him good luck for future, Nadal said that the tennis world is surely going to miss him.

"It is a similar feel to drawing Kevin Anderson in the first round a year ago, but I was in a good place and managed to come through in the fifth set". That became less of an option for Murray, who is contemplating further surgery just to cut down on the pain he feels when he's doing such simple things as putting on his shoes and socks.

Evans, 28, came through qualifying to reach the main draw of a Slam for the first time since a drugs ban previous year and plays Japan's Tatsuma Ito in his opener. "I'm just taking it as a nice, fun challenge", the third-seeded Wozniacki said.