In the opposite half of the draw as Novak Djokovic, the odds-on favorite to win the title, Federer begins against veteran Denis Istomin (Monday, 3 a.m. ET on ESPN), but things could get tricky quickly, with Gael Monfils and Stefanos Tsitsipas in line before a potential quarterfinal against Marin Cilic, the man who pushed Federer to five sets in the final previous year.
In an emotional press conference Friday in Melbourne before the start of the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray fought back tears as he announced that his hip injury is forcing him into an early retirement. The three-time Grand Slam victor said he hopes to retire after the Wimbledon tournament in July, but could step away from the sport by the end of this month's Australian Open, depending on his health. I'm confident that I think it needs a good performance by my opponent probably to beat me.
"I don't know if that's also something that maybe is part of the equation".
"I can't believe it's already been a year". But it was for a good cause.
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De Minaur thinks authorities have done him no favours by scheduling him on day one of the Open, two days after he was up all day and half the night winning the Sydney International. I guess everybody can understand where he comes from.
"It's the worst thing in the tennis life, and the tennis career, you know, when you have injuries and you can not play or you have to go on court feeling that you are not ready or you are not 100 per cent", said the 30-year-old. I was disappointed and sad, a little bit shocked, to know now that we're going to lose him at some point. "We'll see how it's going to be here in Melbourne". It's just now that it's definite. "Because of the way the last six months of competing has gone, I know that I could win", said Murray.
"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". We like him. He doesn't have many enemies, to be quite honest. "Obviously it was something that I really wanted, a big dream of mine to win a grand slam, and it was an unbelievable feeling and an incredible two weeks". "Anybody would substitute their career with his".
And 14-time major victor Djokovic hailed Murray in an Instagram post on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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The victory over Williams and everything that went with it swept the 20-year-old from Japan into a maelstrom but she has coped impressively and said: "I feel the same. I don't have to have it that way".
Former world number one Murray is being forced out with a hip problem and a body wracked with pain - and Federer is desperate to go out on his own terms.
"I have to be ready for a hard match in these conditions, and well, I'll try to be very concentrate".
"Throughout my career, I've been very lucky that in the off-seasons I never had any setbacks", he told reporters at Melbourne Park.
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The video later shows Ivic stopping her bus, running across the street, picking up the crying child and carrying her to the bus. Ivic then brings the baby aboard the bus, where another passenger lends the baby a jacket.
"Maybe the way I play tennis is smoother than the other guys", he said.