The draw for the Australian Open 2013 is out and Roger Federer has a 1st round match against Benoit Paire.
From then on, it gets more tricky, with a likely 2nd round clash with the unpredictable Nikolay Davydenko. I don't want to look beyond that. I'm intrigued as to how rusty Federer may or may not be after not playing a competitive match since November.
Roger won't have much time to get in a rhythm as he'll need to be on the top of his game right away, at least from the 2nd round onwards.
I'm excited for Monday, in particular a men's 1st round clash between Janko Tipsarevic and an in-form Lleyton Hewitt, who has just beaten Raonic and Berdych back-to-back this week.
It's been a long time waiting to see Roger play again, so let's hope he can go deep in Melbourne!