Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Federer Looks for More Glory

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Federer Looks for More Glory

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REVITALISED after a fortnight's family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour.

The Swiss superstar touched down in Perth this week ahead of the Hopman Cup starting today. It was at the mixed teams' event last year that Federer launched one of the most incredible seasons of his unparalleled career.

The 36-year-old father-of- four knows he faces tennis's version of mission impossible to repeat his magical 2017 campaign, when he won the Australian Open in his first official tournament back after six months out rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee.

He also landed an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men's singles crown - without dropping a set for the first time - to take his record grand slam tally to 19.

All up, Federer won a tour-topping seven titles, lost just five matches and finished as the oldest year-ending world No.2 in history.

He says if 2018 is half as successful, he'll be happy. …

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