Whoa! That’s one big racket you have there, Roger!

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The Australian Open is just around the corner, and once again Roger Federer will be seeking his 18th Grand Slam.

But before things turn serious Down Under, they ring in the new year with some fun. How much fun …?

Check out the Federer’s racket in the photo above. And check out some of his opponents in Sunday’s Pat Rafter Arena Spectacular to kick off the Brisbane International:

Yup, that’s (L-R) Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star hanging out on the court with Roger Federer.