Federer off to flying start in 2014

ANI| Updated: Jan 02, 2014, 15:17 PM IST

Johannesburg: Roger Federer has made a confident start to his first Brisbane International with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen in his first match of 2014.

Federer now seems to be ready to put on a competitive showing at Melbourne Park, relieved of the back problems that dogged his 2013 campaign and contributed to his second and fourth-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open, News24 reports.

Roger Federer believes the super-fast court at Pat Rafter Arena will sharpen his game ahead of this month`s Australian Open .