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Roger Federer looks to have easy start to 2015

/ 10:57 AM January 03, 2015

Roger Federer will play the winner of a match between a wild-card entry and a qualifier when the 17-time Grand Slam champion begins his new season at the Brisbane International next week.

Federer, who arrived in Australia on Saturday, has a first-round bye. Then he’ll play the winner of a match between Australian wild-card entry John Millman and a yet-to-be-determined qualifier.

Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt, who beat Federer in the final last year, will play compatriot Sam Groth in his first match after the draw was conducted Saturday.

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Hewitt and Federer are on opposite sides of the draw and could not meet each other until the final.

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova, also with a first-round bye, will play the winner of a match between Germany’s Sabine Lisicki and a qualifier.

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