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Murray: I should have done better in career

Murray: I should have done better in career

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning a point in his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during day one of the 2019 Australian Open.Bautista Agut is back in the game with an ace.

Last week Murray, 31, made a tearful retirement announcement during which he hinted that, thanks to a troublesome hip injury, the Australian Open could be his final tournament, although he hoped to bow out at his "home" Grand Slam - Wimbledon - in July.

The two time Wimbledon victor said that if he were to go again at SW19 he'd have to have another operation but he seemed far more confident about being back on the court than was being made out in the interview and from the video.

It started to look bleak when Bautista Agut broke early in the third set, but Murray responded with his first break of the match to move back level.

He added: "I would like my daughters to come and watch me play a tennis match, hopefully understand what's happening before I finish, but I'm aware that that probably isn't going to happen now".

" If this was my last match it's an awesome way to end it - I gave it everything".

Federer earned a 6-2 6-3 6-2 win over Istomin in the first round of the 2006 Australian Open. But I feel like I should have done better, you know, I could have done things differently.

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The No. 17-seeded Keys has reached the semifinals or better at three of the last five Grand Slam tournaments, and her focus is on the bigger prizes for now.

"Not easy to come back after a lot of months of competition, especially against a player playing super aggressive every shot", Nadal said.

"But having an operation like that, there's absolutely no guarantees I'd be able to play again".

Andy Murray is due to begin his first round match at the Australian Open shortly - days after announcing that he is to retire this year because of a chronic hip condition.

World number three Wozniacki, who made her Grand Slam breakthrough in Melbourne a year ago, opened her defence with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck.

But victory was inevitable for Williams, who remains undefeated this summer following three straight-set wins at the Hopman Cup in Perth.