Chinese Wang Qiang seeded 21st at Australian Open

Chinese Wang Qiang seeded 21st at Australian Open

Chinese Wang Qiang seeded 21st at Australian Open

Andy Murray has offered a supportive fan free tickets to his opening match of the Australian Open as an apology for being thrashed by Novak Djokovic on Thursday.

"Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I'm not certain I'll be able to do that".

Murray confirmed that he met with the same surgeon in Melbourne on Thursday who conducted last year's surgery.

After barely surviving a practice session with Novak Djokovic yesterday, Murray had to be excused early in his interview when he broke down in tears when asked about his fitness.

"You guys see me running around a tennis court, walking between points, I know it doesn't look good and it doesn't look comfortable", he said. "I always enjoy my matches against him", 20-time grand slam victor Federer said at the draw. "I've tried pretty much everything that I could to get it right and that hasn't worked".

"I am in a better place than I was six months ago but I am still in a lot of pain".

The Serbian world number one is aiming to make history by claiming a record seventh Australian Open crown when the tournament starts at Melbourne Park on Monday, as is Swiss legend Federer.

Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia, returns as the 16th-seeded player after missing last year's tournament. I'm not sure I'm able to play through the pain for another four or five months. I could live happily ever after on 99. It's not something I want, I don't want to continue playing that way.

Murray is scheduled to face Spain's Roberto Bautista at the Australian Open and intends to play the match.

"I'm going to play [in Melbourne]".

"In the middle of December, during my training block I spoke to my team, and told them I can't keep doing this".

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds today for next week's Australian Open, with 23-time major victor Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women's side.

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