Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Andy Murray to retire as 4th-highest earner in tennis history

Andy Murray to retire as 4th-highest earner in tennis history

Frenchman Mouratoglou, who has guided Williams to the last 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles, felt the American great was in "decent shape" when she reached last year's finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

"He enjoys the Australian Open, and has been very keen to play there, but Wimbledon is the high point for him", he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"That's where I'd like to stop playing. but I'm also not certain I'm able to do that, " Murray said. I think it would be bad if I changed in three months. But after overcoming an elbow injury that required surgery, he stormed to Wimbledon and US Open titles last summer, taking his Grand Slam tally to 14 and propelling him back to the world No. 1 spot. "That won't happen now".

Murray is due to play Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday - a match which may turn out to be his last.

"Maybe also the way I play tennis, maybe it's smoother than the other guys", said Federer, who is renowned for a style that appears nearly effortless, and his stunning, single-handed backhand.

"First of all, past year she made an incredible effort to come back in shape after having a baby and actually she came back in a decent shape quite fast", Mouratoglou told Reuters in an interview. "But you can't manage that".

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, in that order, begin 2019 as the top three in the world, the trio of 30-somethings having joined forces at the head of the sport once more.

He said: "Of course, it hits us top guys hard because we know Andy very well".

Federer has credited improvements in travel, in nutrition and in life balance for giving modern tennis players the ability to extend their careers well into their 30s. "It was [Murray] that showed me just how entertaining tennis can be, and for that I thank him with my whole heart", 18-year-old Jordyn Kollmorgen wrote. For now, he's only committing to the Australian Open.

It's more a case of avoiding getting swept up in the hype, happier to play the joker and toy with all the fuss. "Andy's earned everything he's ever achieved, is a hero to millions of Scots and we're all behind him". "Obviously it was something that I really wanted, a big dream of mine to win a grand slam, and it was an fantastic feeling and an incredible two weeks".

HIBS have paid tribute to Sir Andy Murray for his "incredible" career and the help he has offered two of the club's rising stars. I didn't compete with this new serve, so let's see how it works.

"I don't know if that's also something that maybe is part of the equation".

"But being honest, when somebody like him, that he achieved nearly everything in his tennis career, is suffering like he's doing for such a long time already. probably he does the right thing for his mental health". It's going to be uncomfortable.

"But I just want to enjoy being here. I've always been focused on tactics and winning and finding a way".

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