Federer: I'm Ranked 17, But I'm Confident
Federer: six-month layoff was right decision 02:30 (CNN)Roger Federer has made a comfortable home for himself at the top of men's tennis for well over a decade but now finds himself in an unfamiliar position. Heading into this month's Australian Open the Swiss star is ranked 17th in the world -- his lowest position since 2001. And with a lower tournament seeding it's likely Federer will meet one of the favorites in the earlier rounds. Although he doesn't necessarily view this as a negative.