The Brisbane International has announced that World No. 1 Serena Williams and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are the latest entrants confirmed for the 2014 event. The event will also feature top talent such as Kei Nishikori, Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson and Lleyton Hewitt.
Following his successful fortnight at the BNP Paribas Open, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will look to build on his recent surge of confidence with another deep run in Miami. The Swiss No. 2 will be tasked with defeating towering Croat Ivo Karlovic, whom he has faced on 11 different occasions on the ATP tour. The Federer vs Karlovic Head-to-Head stands at 10-1 and the Swiss will be looking to extend his comfortable lead on Friday afternoon.
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer made a successful return to Davis Cup action when he defeated Ilija Bozoljac, and even after fighting back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to give the Swiss team the first of two points on the opening day of their first round tie against Serbia. While Federer would have liked to see the six-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic compete in the World Group tie this week, he understands that the Serb's priority this year is to regain his top ranking.