Federer’s path through the draw is far from straightforward. AFP / PETER PARKS
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It might be argued that 36-year-old fathers of four have no business winning Grand Slam titles but try telling that to Roger Federer as the evergreen Swiss bids to claim a record-equaling sixth Australian Open crown in two weeks' time.Federer, seeded second, arrives for a first-round match against midranked Slovenian Aljaz Bedene after cruising through an undefeated run at the Hopman Cup.Danger lurks at almost every corner, with former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic and a resurgent Juan Martin Del Potro, the man who beat Federer for the 2009 U.S. Open title, looming as threats before the quarterfinals. Yet few would be surprised if the tournament ends in a repeat of last year's final, with Federer up against his great Spanish rival and top seed Rafa Nadal.
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