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14 January 2019, 03:59 | Pamela Mathis

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

JUDY MURRAY has revealed her sadness and pride after her superstar son Andy announced his imminent retirement.

Murray identifies as a feminist, and has regularly commented on gender inequality in the world of sport in the press. So sorry you can not retire on your own terms, but do not forget to look to the future. Your greatest impact on the world may be yet to come.

"Your voice for equality will inspire future generations", posted Billie Jean King, while Pam Shriver believes his was, "A male leadership voice that stands out and is outstanding during a challenging time for gender issues". He loves the game. "I wish you all the best", Fognini wrote on Twitter. "Maybe also the way I play tennis, maybe it's smoother than the other guys", said Federer, renowned for his flowing movement around the court.

Andy Murray's hip surgeon has revealed it will be very hard for the Briton to continue playing until Wimbledon.

"I wasn't, no. To be honest, I wasn't, " top-ranked Djokovic said. The severe pain from his surgically repaired right hip is restricting his movement and he has already flagged he'll retire after Wimbledon - if he can keep playing that long. We are not 20 any more.

"It seems like he had not a very long career", said Nadal.

"And I think she's fitter now".

"Throughout my career, I've been very lucky that in the off-seasons I never had any setbacks", he told reporters at Melbourne Park.

His breakthrough came against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2008 and he has won the title five more times since, most recently against Murray in 2016.

Keep fighting Andy, you're got a heart of pure gold!

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"One of the things from yesterday's general meetings that is kind of echoing in my ear is that there's this conviction of people generally in sport, including us, that only a hundred players can live out of this sport", Djokovic said.

"Whatever happens, I will always cherish our unbelievable matches over the years and be grateful for those experiences Big hug Andy, stay strong". Thank you so much for that.

"I am really looking forward to going to Melbourne and being a defending champion and grand slam champion", she said.

The Spanish 17-time Grand Slam champion is returning after surgery on a troublesome foot injury, but insists he is recovered and raring to go. Is not nice to finish like this because is great that you finish when you want to finish, not because of another thing. "I always had good relationship with him".

"He's been a fantastic player, champion".

"But I know that tennis is not forever".

It was the big-hitting Estonian who stunned Halep in the first round of the US Open last summer before going on to reach the last 16, where she took a set off Serena Williams.

"Big increases in prize money, pension plan, new events, doubles initiative supporter, new progressive rules for injured players & LL's (lucky losers), challenger increases, facility upgrades ++", he tweeted.

And Serena Williams, a USA player who has reached many major semi-finals since 2009, told ESPN soon after: "I don't think there's a woman player, and there really shouldn't be a female athlete, that is not totally supportive of Andy Murray". It spurred him even further to be an advocate for women's game, of the right to equal treatment both in sport and wider society. And does it again.

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