All eyes on refreshed Federer at Brisbane International

Published: 29 December, 2013 04:01 IST | AFP |

Six of the top 10 women's players will compete in the Brisbane International beginning Sunday but arguably all eyes will be on the men's draw as Swiss superstar Roger Federer makes his debut in the tournament.

The 32-year-old former world number one slipped to number six in the rankings at the end of 2013 following a mid-season back injury and a series of disappointing results, particularly in the Grand Slams.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

He won just one title in 2013, and failed to make a major final for the first time since 2002. However, Federer warned against writing him off, saying the recent appointment of Stefan Edberg to his coaching staff was an indication he still had the desire to compete at the top level.

“Critics are part of the tennis game, and they will be the last ones to put me out of the game,” Federer said on his arrival here. “I still have a lot to do. Considering everything, I finished the season sixth, which was unbelievable.”

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK