With his preparations a bit different this year, Roger Federer chose to take time off and practice more instead of playing a usual warm-up event. Today the Swiss practiced with American James Blake on Rod Laver Arena. The seedings for the 2013 Australian Open were announced earlier today. Federer is seeded second as is his current ATP World Tour ranking. Draws will be announced Friday morning (January 11) in Melbourne, Australia (Thursday January 10, 9pm EST/6pm PST) in the US. Play begins January 14.