Andy Murray set to have statue at Wimbledon

Andy Murray set to have statue at Wimbledon

Andy Murray set to have statue at Wimbledon

Williams could be on collision course to face tournament top seed Simona Halep, with the Romanian now seeking to build on her maiden Grand Slam triumph past year at the French Open.

Federer beat Marin Cilic to win the Australian Open for the sixth time - claiming his 20th major crown - and successfully defend the title he won the previous year in a career comeback of sorts.

They had lots of battles on court, and Andy won 3 of the most important matches of his life against the Serb in 2012 when he won his first slam at the US Open, in 2013 when he conquered Wimbledon for the first time, and in 2016 when he defeated Novak in the ATP Finals in what was a sheer shootout to be the world no.1.

"He is someone who simply never gets worn out".

"Our trajectory to the professional tennis world was pretty much similar", Djokovic said.

"We as players, well, you can see how much we really like, really appreciate what he's done". He's targeting retirement at Wimbledon, if he can go that far.

One of the so-called Big Four, along with Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, who have dominated the game for years, Murray's ranking has slumped to 230. He said he understood his body and had a great team around him.

"But I think she is one of perhaps, three players, that I think will win the title". "It just maybe looks that way".

"The way I've been going with my fitness and continuing to get that better, I'm pleased about". I know that will be hard.

Murray's post comes just three days after he shocked fans and announced his retirement from tennis.

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"So it's sad for me, but for all sport, because Andy is a very respected and likable guy around the locker room. Andy's earned everything he's ever achieved, is a hero to millions of Scots and we're all behind him".

Williams has a tough road to an eighth title, with world number one and French Open champion Simona Halep a potential quarter-final opponent followed by Osaka in the semi-finals if the seeds hold sway.

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.

Despite marvelling at his own ability to run up the score in the record books - 99 titles and counting - at an age when many would count him out, Federer seemed to trail off after an auspicious start to last season, when he won his first 17 matches.

"I know sometimes it's hard mentally". He can play well in fast courts. "I'd like to go out on my terms".

"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 on Sunday. "That's always a good thought".

Germany's Angelique Kerber, the 2016 victor, starts as the second seed.

"I don't think I should because I think that would be a mistake".

"I know he has inspired so many - young and old - to both watch and play tennis". The 31-year-old triumphed at SW19 by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the final and at Flushing Meadows by beating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the final.

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