The first Grand Slam of the year kicks-off the sporting calendar and the Melbourne contest in 2019 is eagerly anticipated.
Federer said: "I've been thinking about it, like where is that place but I think it will all come down to, is it the body, is it the family, is it the mind, is it a morning when I wake up".
Murray wants to retire at Wimbledon but the former world number one could walk away from tennis after the Australian Open due an ongoing hip injury. We played lots of epic matches in the professional circuit (and) our games are quite alike.
"I was disappointed and sad, a little bit shocked, to know now that we're going to lose him at some point", Federer told reporters on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam. "But I did see, it was very obvious for everyone, you didn't need to be on court to notice that he's struggling".
Stirling Council leader Scott Farmer met Sir Andy when he was given the freedom of the city in 2014, and said he was "very nice" and "unassuming".
She then revealed a personal battle with postpartum depression before closing her season in disappointment and acrimony, with a loss to Naomi Osaka in a US Open final marred by a huge row with the chair umpire Carlos Ramos. "I've been struggling for a long time", he said. "I'm not certain I can play through the pain for another four or five months..."
Andy Murray much better than Djokovic.
Australia's Tomic has been handed a high-profile first-round match against last year's runner-up Cilic.
Bus driver rescues wandering youngster
A passenger can be seen getting up and giving her coat to Ivic for the little boy, who quickly fell asleep in his rescuer's arms. The boy Ivic rescued "is the ninth lost or missing child found by MCTS Drivers in recent years", the release states.
"I hope I can put myself in contention as the tournament goes deeper, but we'll see".
Murray admitted he is now considering a more "severe" second operation on his hip which will help him improve his quality of life but admitted he was no longer able to compete at the top level of the sport.
"When you're young, you tend not to think about it too much", she said. "I couldn't believe he actually played". In the first round here she takes on one of the most stylish players in the draw in fellow American Taylor Townsend. Losing the No 1 ranking seemed to have a liberating effect and she produced an outstanding performance to upset Williams at Wimbledon for her third grand slam title.
The Romanian's consistency took her to the top of the rankings while Williams was away and she finally ended her wait for a first slam when winning the French Open previous year.
Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams' bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title.
Melbourne and he is hopeful the omens will work out again.
Simona Halep admits she goes into the Australian Open under-prepared. It is the defending champion's privilege. I'm always telling him that, you're a tough player to play against. "Obviously it was something that I really wanted, a big dream of mine to win a grand slam, and it was an awesome feeling and an incredible two weeks".