Djokovic and Halep top seeds at Australian Open

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"Obviously I've been struggling for a long time".

Murray says he is planning to end his tennis career during the United Kingdom summer, but does not know if he can continue playing through his pain until then. However, Murray later admitted that the Australian Open could mark the final tournament of his career.

"I'm surprised that I'm still at this level, that I'm still in the top 10".

Second seed and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title, will open against Slovenian Polona Hercog, with a possible quarter-final against 2017 U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in the second week.

"I've pretty much done everything I could get my hip feeling better".

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Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women's defending singles champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year's final at Melbourne Park, is No. 3 behind second-seeded and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

On Thursday, Novak will share the court with his old friend and rival Andy Murray, setting the practice match on the Margaret Court Arena that will be open to the public. The Briton played just 12 matches in 2018 after making a comeback at Queen's in June and he is hoping for a much better run this season, kicking off the year in Brisbane where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the second round. "I think there is a chance the Australian Open is my last tournament".

"I'm in a better place than I was six months ago but I'm still in a lot of pain". Some athletes have had that and come back to competing but there's no guarantees of that.

Murray has slipped well down to No 230 in the world rankings and has been drawn to face 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round this coming Monday.

Defending champion Roger Federer, aiming for a third consecutive Australian title and a 21st Grand Slam crown, takes on Denis Istomin in round one.

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