17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is schedule to play first ATP Tournament of 2013 season at the Australian Open Championship, which will kick off from 14th January at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park.
Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has begun the training along with his coach Paul Annacone, before heading into the 2013 Australian Open tournament next month. Swiss legend, who has played his last tournament at 2012 ATP World Tour Championship in London and lost final to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets with a 7-6, 7-5 score line.
31-year-old Federer has been working hard to return back to top form to give tough challenge to his rivals Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro. Swiss Maestro is eyeing to lift the Australian Open crown for fifth time, where he has won previous titles in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010. Federer has won his 17th Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon beating Andy Murray in four sets with a 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4 score line.
Federer is likely to arrive here in Melbourne a week before the Australian Open championship and well prepare for the big battle against best players on the tour.