Federer, Djokovic open with wins

Updated: January 19, 2009, 3:25 PM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Second-seeded Roger Federer started his campaign to equal Pete Sampras' record 14 Grand Slam titles with a 6-1, 7-6 (4), 7-5 win Monday over Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.

Federer has three Australian titles among his 13 majors and lost in the semifinals here last year to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

"He's a very tough customer, he played really well," Federer said in a courtside interview. "I think I played well, he's a quality player, I'm very ...

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