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Djokovic big obstacle for Federer

Top-seeded Roger Federer, looking for his 10th career Grand Slam, will have plenty of obstacles to overcome in order to repeat as Australian Open champion.

Updated: January 13, 2007, 11:29 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

Top half, top quarter The only seeded player in this group who has beaten world No. 1 Roger Federer on a hard court is Spain's 24th-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero, and that was back in 2003 before Roger was Roger and everyone else was over and out. The most interesting psychodynamic question here is whether 11th seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus can reprise last year's magical run in Melbourne. He's never faced potential third-round opponent Richard Gasquet in ATP play, although their names have been ...

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