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The tempestuous 22-year-old has the brilliance and talent to win his national Open, yet it is his brittle state of mind that oftens malfunctions to his detriment.

"It just seems that it's nice that it's never actually gone away, the fun aspect of actually enjoying the travel, coming back to Australia", Federer said ahead of his first round clash on Tuesday against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene.

A year after clashing in the most anticipated Open final ever, ageless tennis titans Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are seeded to square off once again for the title, after in 2017 completing the most extraordinary seasons of their decorated careers.

Federer ended a five-year wait for an 18th major title at Melbourne Park last year, beating old foe Rafael Nadal in an epic final.

That is giving Djokovic some hope. That's why I see things more relaxed at a later stage of my career'.

"He won a couple Grand Slams. There's really not much in it on who comes through and who doesn't".

Nadal played 78 matches past year, which is 21 more than Federer.

"The depth in women's tennis has got so strong in the last few years", she added. In some cases, you can watch ESPN 3 by simply signing into your internet service provider, but if that doesn't work, you can also watch ESPN 3 by using your DirecTV Now, Sling TV or PS Vue credentials to sign in. "I feel like I spend less energy, but I'm more efficient".

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"It's not entirely different, but at the beginning even those small tweaks and changes have made a lot of difference mentally", he said. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, plus you can get $25 off your first month if you enter promo code "BDAY2017".

Djokovic also admits his injury has not fully healed, however. It was last-minute choice to come here for a week to practice without knowing if I would be able to play or not.

Where once it held the possibility, if not the plausibility, of regathering Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori from all their various hiatuses, it will boast half those six, lacking Williams, Murray and Nishikori because of a blessing, a hip and a wrist. That's not specific to a Grand Slam. "I think it's going to be helpful again for me this year because the court plays exactly the same in Perth and here in Melbourne", he said.

"I [wasn't] at 100%, but you never know in a week's time what's going to be happening". "Not trying to sound cocky or anything, but I've always said that I've always been working hard physically, I'm always trying to improve the performance at the Grand Slams".

This will be interesting to see the state of Nadal's game and an early look at how probable a challenge for a second Australian Open title is for the world No 1.

He has never been beyond the second round in Melbourne and the Australian public, who have not had a home victor in the men's singles since 1976, will expect him to progress deep into the tournament this time around. "It feels very good to win my first title in my first tournament this year". I really hope to be ready. I don't need to be 31 to say, OK, I am lucky to be here. No.

"You're like, How did that happen?"

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