Defeat not a set back to Australian Open preparations: Roger Federer

ANI| Updated: Jan 06, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Brisbane: Former No. 1 Roger Federer has said that his preparations for the first Grand Slam of the year will not suffer despite his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International .

Federer lost the Brisbane final to Hewitt 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at the Pat Rafter Arena.

The Swiss great was using the Brisbane tournament as an Australian Open warm-up for the first time.

Quiet happy with his consistent play, Federer said he felt pretty good, especially having played all the matches.

Not overly disappointed at his loss to Hewitt, he said Lleyton was the best player he played this week, Sport24 reports.

Federer said he would not make any predictions on how he would perform in Melbourne, and added that he can play very well.