"I'm in a better place than I was six months ago but I'm still in a lot of pain".
Andy Murray during a training session ahead of the Australian Open.
The doctor who conducted the surgery says playing up until Wimbledon will be hugely challenging for Murray. "But I'm also not certain I'm able to do that". 'Realistically I don't think there is anywhere else to go to preserve his hip and get it better so he can continue to play.
"That was obviously a bit of a surprise because I never expected to win the last couple of Australian Opens".
"Of course, I hope that he can play a good Australian Open and he can keep playing beyond that, really finish the way he wants to at Wimbledon", said 20-time Grand Slam champion, who begins his Australian Open title defence Monday against Denis Istomin. It could well be his final match, but the chances of him being wrapped up in cotton wool until Wimbledon means it may not goodbye quite yet.
Support immediately poured in from friends and fans around the world.
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It would be wrong to call Murray's news a boost for the aforementioned trio, but in some ways - as seen by their comments - it will have spurred them on. "We will all be cheering for you these next few months". Something was telling me back then that we'd have an wonderful rivalry and experience of playing each other on the biggest stage for many years to come. "You've just not got to have many expectations".
"It seems like he had not a very long career", said Nadal.
Novak Djokovic lauded the bravery of Andy Murray as he expressed compassion for the three-time grand slam champion following his retirement revelation.
"I don't think it is impossible, but it will be very hard", Dr. John O'Donnell said on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek radio programme, adding that the player has exhausted every avenue in an attempt to soothe his troublesome joint. I met with you the other day and couldn't really verbalize my compassion for what you're going through.
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But, amid all the physical challenges, Nadal and his coaching team of Carlos Moya and Francisco Roig found time to remodel his serving action in a bid to take some of the strain off the 32-year-old's body.
"Hope he will make it through to Wimbledon and have the farewell he deserves", tweeted former tennis player Kim Clijsters. "It's not easy to win Grand Slams, it's probably easier today than when we were playing", she told the BBC a year ago.