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Roger Federer has started the year in the right fashion clinching the Brisbane International titleReuters

Roger Federer put up a vigorous display in the finals of the Brisbane International title, where he defeated Milos Raonic in three sets with the score reading 6-4 6-7 (2-7) and 6-4.

Raonic put in a brave fight, only to be defeated by the defiant and the highly skilled Swiss maestro. The match could have gone either way in the final set.

This was the Swiss player's 83rd career title, but what made this victory even sweeter was that he only became the third person in the history to manage 1,000 ATP wins.

Along with the trophy, Federer also received a special award for 1,000 wins by Australian legend Rod Laver in the presentation ceremony, as he said:

"To get to 1,000 wins in front of you two greats means a lot to me, I'll never forget this moment."

The other two stars who have achieved this unbelievable feat are legends of the game, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl.

With 21 aces to his name, Federer showed his class against Raonic, which has put him in great shape ahead of the 2015 Australian Open, which is scheduled to start from 19 January to 1 February.

While on the contrary, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal did not start their warm-up to the Australian Open the way they wanted as both the players were ousted in ATP event in Doha, early on during the competition.

If Roger Federer maintains his winning ways and such form in the upcoming Australian Open, it would not be a surprise to see Fedex lift aloft the Australian Open for the fifth time in his career. His last triumph in the competition was during the 2010 Australian Open.

Meanwhile, another Swiss star, Stanislas Wawrinka won the Chennai Open in straight sets in India. He defeated Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene's in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, which lasted for just over an hour.

This is a perfect run up to the Australian Open, where he is considered to be one of the favourites to lift the title for the second time. He is in fact the defending champion, as he defeated the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal, last season.

With both the Swiss players coming into the 2015 Australian Open with huge win under their belt, a lot would be expected from these players.