Roger Federer will start his 2014 season at Australia’s Brisbane International for the first time in a bid to improve his Grand Slam hopes, said tournament organisers.
Federer is ranked at number five, which is his lowest in the last decade.
"I've always hoped that I could come there (to Brisbane), so I am happy we are all able to make it work," he said.
"I'm not just coming there for the Australian Open, especially when I commit so early in advance, it's also to win in Brisbane."
Roger Federer is the first player who has been announced for the December 29-January 5 hard court tournament.
"Roger Federer is a global superstar and arguably the most accomplished tennis player in history. His attendance at this event will be a legacy for future generations," Pearson said.