World no. 3 Roger Federer is ready to embrace his 21st Australian Open run. The Swiss star decided to skip the inaugural ATP Cup, practicing at his home in Dubai and flying to Melbourne early to test the courts and adjust his strokes ahead of the first Major of the season.
Confident about his game following another top-tier season in 2019, Federer will chase the seventh crown at the Australian Open, looking to extend the gap to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the GOAT race again after the Spaniard and the Serb grabbed two Majors each in the year behind us.
At the age of 38, Roger was capable of delivering impressive tennis in 2019, lifting four trophies and passing that magic mark of 100 ATP titles as the second Open era player after Jimmy Connors. Federer conquered Dubai, Miami, Halle and Basel, extending his record as the oldest Masters 1000 champion and playing well at Majors as well.
After the semi-final run at Roland Garros, Federer was the finalist at his beloved Wimbledon, squandering two match points against Novak Djokovic in that epic title match and looking hungry to fight for the notable crown again down under, especially after the last year's defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round.
The everlasting Swiss will make the record-breaking 21st appearance at the Australian Open, playing in Melbourne for the first time back in 2000 and never missing the first Major of the season after that. Federer conquered the event in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, setting the course of becoming the greatest player in the history of the Australian Open before losing ground in the following season, returning stronger in 2017 and 2018 to stand on six Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophies.
Roger's last ATP tournament came in November at the ATP Finals, reaching the semi-final for the 16th time in 17 appearances before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. After that, Roger Federer hit the Tour with Alexander Zverev in South America and Mexico, finishing the year in Hangzhou and working hard on preparations for 2020.
This is what Roger Federer will wear in Melbourne from January 20.