The Brisbane International draw ceremony was held January 1 in Brisbane, where Roger Federer will begin his 2016 season. The Swiss maestro returns as defending champion, seeded #1 and receives a first round bye. His first match of the year will be a second round match against Australian wildcard Benjamin Mitchell or a qualifier. The 34-year-old Swiss is likely to face fifth seed Gilles Simon or unseeded Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals, while third seed Marin Cilic and eighth seed Dominic Thiem are projected semifinal opponents.
Leading the bottom half of the draw are second seed Kei Nishikori, fourth seed and 2015 runner-up Milos Raonic, and sixth seed David Goffin. View the full draw below. The 2016 Brisbane International begins January 4.