12th December 04:41 PM
Potential semi final between Federer and Djokovic in the Australian Open
By Lena Reece
Friday 12/01/2018
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be after landing in the same half as six‑time champion Novak Djokovic.

There's a potential semifinal against Djokovic, who is aiming for a record seventh Australian Open title but is seeded 14th as he returns from six months on the sidelines with a right elbow injury.

Federer beat Rafael Nadal in the final in the Australian Open last year on his return from six months on the sidelines and is seeded No. 2 as he bids for a 20th Grand Slam singles title.

Djokovic had a contrasting 2017, starting at No. 2 but losing in a second‑round upset at the Australian Open and not playing again after Wimbledon. It was the first year since 2009 that Djokovic didn't reach at least one Grand Slam final.

Source: TVNZ

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