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Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer to face unseeded Denis Istomin; Rafael Nadal draws James Duckworth in first round

Firstpost Thursday, 10 January 2019
Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, who caused a huge upset when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the second round two years ago.
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