Federer's four victories past year over his old foe also means he has won five matches in a row against Nadal for the first time in his career.
"I'm grateful and flattered that people see me as one of the favourites, but I have to take a step back", said the six-time Australian Open champion, the most successful men's player at Melbourne Park alongside Roy Emerson. If I got to play the way I did yesterday against the number five in the world.
"It was a fantastic test for me to see where I am, to see what we have done as a team and whether it works on the court and it works pretty well", Djokovic said, via Yahoo! "It worked pretty well".
Nadal was naturally rusty after his extended break but he looked free from his notorious knee problems and is by no means alone in heading to the Australian Open after injury troubles.
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"I looked at the positive and said I put myself in contention nearly every week and eventually it will have to turn".
"Knowing I've got this handsome baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match".
Dominic Thiem had no answers to Djokovic's ground strokes.
Elsewhere, all eyes will be on Maria Sharapova as she returns for only her second grand slam tournament since serving a drugs ban.
He also had to withdraw from the ATP Qatar Open and an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, reports Efe.
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In Thursday's draw, 36-year-old Federer, bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title, has a first round encounter with the 51st-ranked Bedene.
"I personally didn't know what's going to happen".
"I had plenty of time, but at the same time the elbow needed more time to recover". Kyrgios is 17th seed and coming off a Brisbane International victory, while Barty is seeded at 18, having come from world No.271 at the start of past year.
"I remember it was a attractive place and ever since I fell in love with Australia."In a happy place physically, the 36-year-old Federer is also in a happy place mentally as he travels alongside wife Mirka, their twin daughters Myla and Charlene, as well as twin sons Leo and Lenny".
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