Roger Federer, Bernard Tomic trade barbs at Australian Open

At the same age as Tomic, Federer had only one tournament victory before going on to amass a record-breaking 17 majors. But Federer has been distinctly cool about the controversial young Australian.

updated: January 16, 2013 14:18 IST
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Melbourne: One year ago, a star-struck Bernard Tomic was left shaking his head in disbelief as he was taken apart by the great Roger Federer. This time around, his attitude is a little less reverent.

Rather than paying homage to the mighty Swiss, the cocksure Australian has taken a distinctly different tack, cheekily suggesting Federer may lose before their expected clash in the Australian Open's third round.

"Well, if he gets that far," was the response of Tomic to being drawn against Federer, for a likely prime-time clash inside Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night.

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