Starting this Sunday as Djokovic and Halep are the number one seeds. They were deservedly the male and female players of the year for 2018. Serena went the entire year without bagging a major and the hope is she continues to decline into eventual oblivion. Move over big mouth. Every year there is speculation surrounding the next big things and will the old order finally dissipate? Last year especially on the men's side the old order held to form. I and others keep wondering when that dam will finally break but maybe this is the year all havoc and turnover takes place. That said one of the old order Andy Murray, unlike Djokovic who recovered from his injuries in grand style, hasn't been able to shake his hip injury so he just announced he plans to retire perhaps as early as after the Australian Open. Just 31 at one time he was a gold card carrying member of the "big four." He won the US Open in 2012, two historic Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016 and two Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016. He also played and lost in five Australian Open finals and lost one French open final. He was a superb mover and tactician and at one time was the best player in the world. Shame that he can't overcome his physical maladies. He may try and stick it out until Wimbledon which would be a more fitting place for him to say his goodbyes. HOF player whose career went sideways due to injuries in his prime no less. It is really too bad.