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Andy Murray breaks down during a press conference in Melbourne on January 11 ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. — AFP

Andy Murray breaks down during a press conference in Melbourne on January 11 ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. — AFP

He then choked back tears and broke down as he revealed that he hoped to end his storied career at Wimbledon, but the Australian Open beginning Monday could be his last event because the constant pain was so bad.

At 37, he's still targeting records at his record-equaling 20th Australian Open: to be the first man to win seven Australian Open titles, the first man to win at least seven singles titles at two Grand Slam tournaments (he has eight Wimbledon titles), and the first man to win five major titles after turning 30.

"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. Murray has interests away from the court and a young family, but admitted: 'Once I'd started thinking about stopping, all of the things that I thought I would quite like to do, I have zero interest in doing right now. "I don't think it is impossible, but it will be very hard".

The 17-time Grand Slam champion missed most of the next three months and cut short his season to have surgery on a troublesome foot injury. "That won't happen now".

Bautista Agut comes into this opener full of confidence after winning the 250-rated Qatar Open at the beginning of the month during which he claimed the scalps of Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and, most notably, world number one Novak Djokovic. "But is a little bit different because a year ago I had about 10, 15 matches before Melbourne, now I have only one, which I lost it". Before I said without a Grand Slam, you are not a real No.1.

Serene Williams, one of the leading ladies in Tennis, will also look to strengthen her game on the court and pull herself out of the controversies that sparked during the US Open final.

"We've seen so many years of Andy Murray being one of the fittest guys on the tour, running around the court, getting always an extra ball back".

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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.

In today's column, Judy, who is at his side in Melbourne, writes: "Though these are hard days right now, I'm sure Andy will continue to have a huge impact on the world of tennis". He will continue playing through the Australian Open, noting, "I can still play to a level, not a level I'm happy playing at". We played lots of epic matches. "We like him. He's a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend", Federer said. He won everything he wanted to win. I didn't compete with this new serve, so let's see how it works.

"I know what Denis did to Novak".

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. It's going to be uncomfortable. "I'd like to go out on my terms".

I will always cherish our unbelievable matches.

Pressed to throw in one of her jokes on queue, she was sharp: "That was a joke, I'm sorry".

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