Georgian rocket number one Nikoloz Basilashvili will face Swiss Roger Federer in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins on January 18.
A potential 45th career meeting at Australian Open 2016 would therefore occur in the semi-finals. Before that, Federer faces Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round, would likely need to navigateAlexandr Dolgopolov in the second and the similarly stylish Grigor Dimitrov in the third. If seeds hold, he’d face David Goffin in the fourth round. Tomas Berdych,Marin Cilic and Nick Kyrgios are potential quarterfinal opponents.