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Djokovic fears Nadal and Fed in Melbourne

Djokovic fears Nadal and Fed in Melbourne

Federer displayed that freedom past year and Wilander believes that fellow Swiss Wawrinka, who ended last season in August with a knee complaint, could arrive with a similar attitude this time around at Melbourne Park.

Federer claimed his first grand slam in five years in Melbourne after prevailing 6-3 in the fifth set. Referring to the final set of the thriller, which he won 6-3, he said: "It was an fantastic final, an wonderful moment for me in my life and it's great to be back here", as quoted by the Express.

Williams said that despite the physical stresses from having a baby, she was in a far better place mentally than she'd ever been throughout her career.

"It was a huge surprise".

The former Wimbledon finalist's ranking has slid to 83 after making a first-round exit a year ago in 14 tournaments including Wimbledon and the US Open.

"For now I'm in the tournament and let's hope with God's grace everything will be fine in the next five days".

But Svitolina's odds are still pretty long when you compare that to the men's draw where favourite Roger Federer is [3.0]. "However, during the match today the pain has been there all the time but I wanted to compete".

"The memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again".

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded ninth in Melbourne, will take on unseeded Richard Berankis in the first round.

"There was a doubt, especially after I pulled out of the first week of the year". The Spaniard has been bothered by knee issues and withdrew from the ATP Finals in November.

Former world number one Novak Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six-month layoff due to a tennis elbow injury, is ranked 14 in the tournament.

"Nadal, he's No 1 in the world and made the finals previous year - I don't think I would be ahead of him as a favourite".

Nadal begins his campaign against Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic while Roger Federer takes on Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.

But with Murray out until the summer, perhaps this will be the year of the newcomer.

Nadal, current runner-up of the Australian major, will have among the most complicated rivals in his picture the Croatian Marin Cilic and the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who could go against him in the quarterfinals and semifinals, in that order.


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