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  • "I haven't played a tournament yet, so it's a bit of a different preparation for the Australian

  • Open this year. But I'm confident if mentally I'm fresh, which I feel I am, and physically

  • I am fine, which I am too, that I will play a good Australian Open. I think it's an exciting

  • one. We had four different Grand Slam champions this last year and everybody seems in great

  • shape. There's not one you good say he's not playing so well except Rafa, who's obviously

  • not playing. But the rest all from five down to ten seem to playing well so I think it's

  • going to be an exciting one. Personally I hope I can play well there. I've never played

  • a poor Australian Open, so of course I'm hoping for a similar result down there."

  • "I do believe that Novak goes in as the favourite for this year's Australian Open after...did

  • he win the last couple of years or just the last year? I'm not sure, but he's won it maybe

  • two or three times already, plus he's won the World Tour Finals and he's played really

  • well on the hard courts this last year again. So he's probably been the best hard court

  • player over the last couple of years, even though Murray won the US Open. So I would

  • think it's fair to say, you would think if maybe he's playing his best, but then again,

  • the tournament is two weeks long, there's a lot things that could happpen."

  • "With Rafa not around, it's unfortunate, we would love to see him back you know, we were

  • all hoping he would come back, but it creates opportunities for other players. Especially

  • for five all the way down to thirty, we can say, even further down you know. because there

  • is one less guy who normally would run through ninety-percent of the guys. So it's an interesting

  • Australian Open and for me personally, if I'm second favourite or fourth favourite or

  • eighth or whatever it might be, it doesn't change much for me. I know if I am playing

  • well I can win tournaments and I want to put myself in contention at the biggest, most

  • important events that count, the once I've entered and I want to do well there. So that's

  • the case obviously now with the Australian Open."

"I haven't played a tournament yet, so it's a bit of a different preparation for the Australian

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Roger Federer looks ahead to the Australian Open

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