Tennis world reacts to Andy Murray's impending retirement

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Tributes are pouring in for Andy Murray following his announcement that the Australian Open could be the last tournament of his career.

In an emotional press conference Friday, the three-time Grand Slam champion said he's been struggling with a hip injury for nearly two years and has spoken to his team about retirement. Ideally, Murray would like to play long enough to retire at Wimbledon in July, but he isn't sure that's possible.

Here's how the tennis world reacted to the news:

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Andy, I know you take me for a joker most of the time, but at least hear me out on this one old friend. You will always be someone that impacted the sport in so many different ways, I know this was never the way you wanted to go out, but hey it was a heck of a ride. You took me under your wing as soon as I got on tour, and to this day you have been someone I literally just look forward to seeing. You are one crazy tennis player, miles better than me, but I just want you to know that today isn’t only a sad day for you and your team, it’s a sad day for the sport and for everyone you’ve had an impact on. Which leaves me big fella.. these are a couple photos, that should make you smile and think, I was actually a little bit of a younger brother to you. Anyways, I just want you to know, and I’m sure you already do, everyone wants you to keep fighting and to keep being you. Goodluck at the Australian Open muzz, I’ll be behind you. #onelastdance

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