On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

Listen Live Now » 1440 AM Green Bay, WI


Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
55° Feels Like: 55°
Wind: W 5 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.03”
Current Radar for Zip


Mostly Clear 41°


Sunny 66°

Wed Night

Clear 43°


  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Federer to return to Brisbane to start 2015 season

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year's first grand slam at the Australian Open, organizers said on Monday.

The 33-year-old lost to local favorite Lleyton Hewitt in the final this year and will have another tilt at winning the Jan. 4-11 event at the Queensland Tennis Center.

"The conditions are very similar to Melbourne so I think it's an ideal preparation (for the Australian Open) ... It's an important tournament on my calendar, a tournament I'm very happy to go back to and I was very excited to go there for the first time this year," the 17-time grand slam champion said.

"When I sign up for a tournament it's because I'm going to try to win it and I want to enjoy the week there."

Federer, who advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Sunday, reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park in January after his Brisbane warm-up.

(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; Editing by Ian Ransom)