Federer Aims For Three Australian Titles In A Row

Written 6 days ago by Midlands Sport

Roger Federer will begin his quest for a third successive Australian Open title against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.

The draw for the first Grand Slam of 2019 has taken place in Melbourne.

It has placed Federer in the same side of the draw as Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Top seed Novak Djokovic is in the other half of the draw and will face a qualifier in the opening round.

Simona Halep faces a tough start in the Women’s singles.

The World Number One will play Kaia Kanepi, who knocked her out of the US Open in the summer, in the first round and could face both Williams sisters before the quarter finals.

Maria Sharapova could face defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.