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Edmund rues impending retirement of role model Murray

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Edmund rues impending retirement of role model Murray

Edmund rues impending retirement of role model Murray

Kyle Edmund pays tribute to 'role model' Andy Murray after the former wolrd number one announced he may retire after the Australian Open.

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Edmund rues impending retirement of role model Murray

SHOWS: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 11, 2019) (TENNIS AUSTRALIA - Broadcasters & Digital: FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY.

NO ARCHIVE.

NO RESALES) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KYLE EDMUND, SPEAKING ABOUT ANDY MURRAY, SAYING: "He's obviously Britain's greatest tennis player ever and you could say maybe Britain's best sportsman ever so to be able to have the experience I've had with him and memories in terms of training with him and getting to know him personally and seeing what he's done on on the court and achieved." 2.

WHITE FLASH 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KYLE EDMUND, SPEAKING ABOUT ANDY MURRAY, SAYING: "He's just had an amazing career in a very tough period with other players who were basically you could say 'this guy's the greatest of all time or this guy is' and and those guys were all playing in the same period that Andy was playing in, so he's done amazingly well with lots of pressures off the court and pressures he's put on himself.

So just a great, true role model." 4.

WHITE FLASH 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KYLE EDMUND, ASKED IF HE WANTED TO FILL THE VOID LEFT IN BRITISH TENNIS BY MURRAY'S RETIREMENT, SAYING "I'm doing the best I can in terms of myself and doing the best I can.

I don't know, it's a very unfair question to say you've got to fill this void because because he's gone, or something like that." STORY: Last year's Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund on Friday (January 11) described Andy Murray as Britain's best tennis player ever and a great role model.

Edmund, who lost out on a place in the final when he was beaten by Marin Cilic in Melbourne in 2018, spoke to the media soon after Murray announced the tournament may be his last.

Severe pain from his troublesome right hip had become almost unbearable, the former world number one said emotionally on Friday.

The three-times Grand Slam champion had wept as he revealed he had initially planned to quit after this year's Wimbledon but now felt Melbourne Park might end up his swansong.

Describing the Scot as a great role model, Edmund, Britain's top ranked player at 14, said Murray had achieved his success in an era dominated by players who could be described as the greatest ever.




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