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Tennis: Where The Top Players Stand Before the Australian Open 

The worst of the them is Roger Federer, although, his 2016 was injury prone. However, he has come back and it is said that Britain's Andy Murray's No. 1 spot isn't safe especially as his rivals, Djokovic, Nadal and of course Federer are around.

The Big Four are all expected to be back together again finally for the first time in a year at the Australian Open (Jan.16-29). 

Federer is well aware that his name is too 'loud' to be soiled. But after four years of being stalled at a men's record of 17 Grand Slam titles, Federer could only laugh during a recent and far-reaching online Q&A with fans when someone asked him why he was smiling all the time?

It's up to us to reinvent ourselves, come up with a plan, Federer said at a news conference in Perth when discussing the new pecking order after he and Nadal fell off the tour with injuries.

Djokovic, now 29, insists that he feels rejuvenated:

New year, new goals, new energy, he said in a recent Facebook post that included a photo of himself, his wife and his overhauled team.

Unlike with Djokovic, not many folks outside Nadal's own camp are predicting a return to the top spot for Nadal.

Now that the world rankings have been shuffled among the Big Four in the most unexpected way yet -- Murray, followed by Djokovic at No. 2, Nadal at No. 9 and Federer at No. 16, his lowest ranking since 2001 -- Federer says he still believes anything is achievable for him.

It's just days to the Australian Open. We Await...



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