Roger Federer: 3 Men Fed-Ex Doesn't Want to Face in His Draw

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Roger Federer: 3 Men Fed-Ex Doesn't Want to Face in His Draw
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At first glance, Rafa and del Potro seem to be the most daunting obstacles on Federer's road to the final.

Now that the 2012 Australian Open is under way, it's time to stop complaining about the draws and time to start worrying about them.

What potential early round upset is stressing you out?

Who do you not want your hero to meet in the quarters?

Which top seed are you hoping fails early so that your favorite has it easy late?

For fans of Roger Federer, a man who has made the semi-finals or better in 27 of the last 30 majors, a draw analysis hardly stops at the first few rounds.  In fact, most Fed fans will tell you that, upon the release of the brackets on Friday, the first thing they checked was who's half of the draw Roger landed in: Novak Djokovic's or Rafael Nadal's?

After that, they probably nervously clicked to see the next highest seed in his quarter.

It was only after digesting Roger's most likely quarterfinal and semifinal opponents that they began to examine the nuances of Roger's round-by-round path to major title number 17.

Who are the highest hurdles in the Swiss great's way down in Melbourne?

Roger's already through to the second round after dispatching qualifier Alexander Kudryavtsev in straights, so let's take a look at three men that Fed won't want to run into down the road in his march to the final.

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