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Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for Australian Open

Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for Australian Open

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.

Serena pulled out of the Australian Open after losing a December exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi.

"I feel great, I was eager to get onto the court and play", the six-time Australian Open champion said.

Although Djokovic said he was delighted with his performance, especially his serve, he acknowledged that he was still not in flawless shape.

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Novak Djokovic, who returns to Grand Slam play after missing last year's U.S. Open with an injury, is in Federer's half of the bracket. Bedene has never made it out of the first round of the Australian Open, but does have five second round appearances in grand slams.

It was Six-time victor Novak Djokovic will hide as 14th seed for next week's Australian Open in Melbourne, with Rafael Nadal seeded top, federal agency said on Thursday.

"Roger was not afraid to think, 'okay, I want to play a few more years, I'm not young and my body can not afford to do the same as when I was 20-25, so let's be smart and let's play less, let's get ready for the main events, the Grand Slams, because now for him it's all about winning Grand Slams. I think that affects him mentally as well as physically", she said.

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"It was an incredible final, an awesome moment for me in my life and it's great to be back here", he said, per Sky Sports. "For me it was not ideal to not be in Brisbane, I would have loved to be there but I had to make a different schedule this year", Nadal said during the week.

The triple grand slam champion has been practising in Melbourne for a week and will ramp up his Open preparation in a first-to-10 points clash with Austrian Dominic Thiem on Margaret Court Arena tonight.

Grigor Dimitrov, the world No 3 and reigning ATP Finals champion, will take on a qualifier in the first round and could meet Australian world No 17 Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round. After last year's throwback season and 12 months on from his remarkable feat in Melbourne, there is nothing to suggest Federer will be in anything less than top shape at a tournament he has won five times.

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