With 250 ranking points up for grabs, Federer is one of the favourites to win the title this year. Last year, he played Hewitt in the final where he lost. He will play one of the tournament's wildcards, John Millan on Wednesday night.
Federer had an extremely successful season in 2014, winning 5 titles and just missed becoming the world number 1 at the end of the season. He almost won the ATP world tour finals in London, but an injury caused him to withdraw at the last moment. He was set to play the final against world number 1 Novak Djockovic. His success continued after that when he lead Switzerland to win the Davis Cup along with world number 4, Stab Wawrinka. His season's success lead him to have the ATP's best win to loss ration in 2014, which was 73:12.
The star, one of the eldest in top flight #Tennis, is set to reach a milestone of 1000 match wins on the ATP circuit, a feat which he is sure to complete soon. He aims to be back at world number one this season, a position he only knows to well having been there for 302 weeks in his successful career. The question still remains, when will he retire? At the age of 33, and as injuries appear more frequently, how long could Federer continue. Your guess is as good as mine.
Federer has had a career which few can compete with. He has won Wimbledon 7 times, a record that no one has yet beaten. He has won the US open 5 times, the Australian Open 4 times and has only once won the French open. He also holds records at the Australian Open and US Open where no one has ever won more titles then himself. He has also won the ATP World Tour Finals 6 times. Since October 2002, he has never dropped out of the top 10 men in the world. Many people, often know him as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Switzerland's most iconic man would like to win in Brisbane and reclaim the top spot from rival Novak Djockovic after coming so close last year. We also look ahead to see the biggest rivalry in tennis history return between Nadal and Federer. The king of clay and grass respectively.