Although the German is regarded as the most capable of the next generation to break the Slam cartel of the old guard, he has never gotten beyond the third round in Melbourne and has reached the last eight of a Major only once. Perhaps even finished on the tour.
The Serbian triumphed at Wimbledon a year ago, while his upturn in form continued with victory at the US Open.
While Mauresmo will be at the first Major of the year as the coach of compatriot Lucas Pouille, Federer's bid for a 21st Grand Slam starts today against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin. Federer won last year's title by beating Croatian Marin Cilic in the final, and had also lifted the trophy in 2017 by beating Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final. What I am doing this for?'
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"I'm going to play (in Australia) - I can still play to the level", Murray said.
"It was good in practice and the off-season".
The victory over Williams and everything that went with it swept the 20-year-old from Japan into a maelstrom but she has coped impressively and said: "I feel the same".
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Also, we are giving chances to the young players and finding with them the regularity to be consistent when we need them to be. Emery's side are also in the last 32 of the Europa League where they will face BATE Borisov over two legs next month.
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"But I think she is one of perhaps, three players, that I think will win the title".
"She is one of the top favourites, though there isn't the top favourites on the women's side like there is on the men's".
Somehow, inspite of all the injuries sustained, the motivation still endures. Nadal used the extra time wisely, working on a slight change to his serve to add more power and win more free points.
"There are always things to improve". The Briton, a three-time major victor, who spent most of the last 18 months off the Tour, dealing with a troublesome right hip, and whose walk is now somewhat of a waddle, has a 1-1 record after his opening outing of the year in Brisbane.
"I'm happy. I'm enjoying the time". But Dr John O'Donnell, who operated on the Scot's troublesome right hip, said: 'I don't think it is impossible, but it will be very hard.' Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme, O'Donnell also said that Murray had exhausted all avenues in a bid to return to the top level.
President Novak Djokovic is believed to be one of the players keen to see a new president in charge from 2020 but an official vote on the council's decision has been pushed back until later this year.