Murray’s Australian Open bid dealt a blow after match against Djokovic

De Minaur describes amazing experience against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

This year, Wilander - a three-time champion at the Australian Open - says Federer's hopes of a 21st Grand Slam lie exclusively on the hard courts of Melbourne Park.

Trailing 6-1 4-1 and having held serve only once, Murray shook hands with Djokovic and his team to bring an end to the contest.

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I think everybody has his own career and everybody is trying to make the best of it.' The 33-year-old is trying to comeback at his best level and he will try to get the best possible results at the Australian Open where he won his maiden Grand Slam title in 2014 defeating Nadal in a four-set final. Murray, a five-time runner-up at Melbourne Park, played just six tournaments in 2018 and has used his protected ranking to enter the first Grand Slam of the year.

He finally held serve for the first time at 0-3 but, after losing the next game, shook hands with Djokovic.

The two had to leave the court to allow for the next practice session.

Second seed and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title, will open against Slovenian Polona Hercog, with a possible quarter-final against 2017 U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in the second week.

Speaking on behalf of espn.co.uk, the American said: "Andy Murray has been one of the best champions as far as good hard work ethics out there". "I feel like these courts are suited for me, so it's incredible to be back". Good luck in the first round, I'll be cheering from the stands.

"They have to work so hard to win a point".

"As long as Nadal shows up and plays, and can compete, I say we're looking at an unbelievable men's tournament".

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