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The Swiss Maestro is looking to do better than his semifinals run last year, where he played one of the best matches of his career and still lost to Rafael Nadal in four.
He will likely play Nikolay Davydenko in the second round (these two had a very tight encounter during the 2010 event, which Federer was able to squeeze out). The Russian has been on a wave of resurgence lately and is slowly reclaiming his old title as "The Machine".
Martin Klizan and Bernard Tomic are potential third round opponents—it would be nice to see how the lefty treats Roger's backhand and how the Australian performs in a rematch from last year's straight-set beat-down.
The fourth round may see Philipp Kohlschreiber, Lukas Rosol or Milos Raonic through.
I can't help but think Federer will handle these challenges well, though we will see in a few days.
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