Twenty-time Grand Slam champion and Swiss superstar Roger Federer is in Melbourne preparing for the start of the first major of the year which starts on January 20th. Federer arrived early and decided to skip the inaugural ATP Cup, instead focusing on his own preparations for his 21st Australian Open campaign.
“I’m super happy to be back in Melbourne,”
Federer said. “I wanted to arrive very early, I love to be here and couldn’t wait for the first hit at the Rod Laver Arena. I have been feeling good, practicing well and everything is excellent and I can’t wait for it to start and to find out what the draw is later in the week.
I know it’s been tough times for this country and it is good to see first hand and also to know we can do something about it, I’m excited to be part of the Rally for Relief. Every ace we are going to hit is going to be good for the people. Maybe there is going to be a roar every time there is an ace.”