Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Roger Federer Keen to Play on the New Surface of Australian Open

Roger Federer is eager to see the new surface of Australian Open 2008 tournament. The defending champion has recently revealed his interest to play on the Plexicushion surface, the surface to be introduced for the first time after 20 years in Australian Open. Roger Federer is the current world no. 1 in the ATP ranking and is the top most favorite to win the tournament for the fourth time. He was the champion of Australian Open for last two years.

Australianopen reported:

“Once again, I am very excited to start the new year’s Grand Slam season in Australia and to try and defend my title once again,’’ Federer said.

“I am looking forward to the new surface and especially playing in front of the Australian fans … they are some of the best fans in the world!”

Well, Roger Federer does not need to wait too long to play on this surface as the Australian Open 2008 is set to kick off from 14 January. The year 2008 can be a highlighted year for Roger Federer if he can win three of the four grand slam tournaments of this year, which will see him passing Pete Sampras’s record 14 grand slam singles title in Men’s tennis. Well, winning three grand slam tournaments in a year is undoubtedly not so easy. However, this is not a new thing for Roger Federer as he has done this for the last two years in a row.

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