Brisbane: Swiss great Roger Federer insisted he would be 100 per cent fit for the Australian Open despite suffering from a flu-like illness during the Brisbane International. Federer, 34, lost yesterday's final of the season-opening tournament, going down 6-4, 6-4 to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner was sick last week and asked for his first match to be postponed by 24 hours to give him another day to recover. "I've still got a cough and the throat is a bit weird," he said.
"I've definitely got to make sure I get over it as quickly as possible. As long as I keep on playing and doing all that stuff it's not going to go away faster, so I am going to rest up tomorrow. The good thing is the off-season was great. I have a base there, so I think within three, four days I should be back at 100 per cent if things progress normally."