NADAL SERVES UP TRIB­UTE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

RAFAEL Nadal has led trib­utes for re­tire­ment-bound Andy Mur­ray as the Spaniard re­vealed he will un­veil a new serve at the Aus­tralian Open against James Duck­worth.

Nadal de­scribed for­mer world No.1 Mur­ray’s de­ci­sion to end his ca­reer be­cause of chronic hip pain as “very bad news”.

“Prob­a­bly he is fight­ing for keep go­ing since a long time,” Nadal said.

“If he doesn’t feel that the thing can go bet­ter, prob­a­bly he does the right thing for his men­tal health.

“Will be a very im­por­tant ( loss) for us, for the world of ten­nis, for the tour, for the fans, even for the ri­vals that he have been part of a great ri­valry be­tween the best play­ers for a long time, and a great com­peti­tor.

“So all the best for him. “We will miss him.”

Rafael Nadal

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