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Who Can Dethrone Djokovic Down Under?

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With the continued absence of Rafael Nadal due to his perpetually aching knees, this Golden Age in the sport is slightly less luminous without the Man from Mallorca in the mix. That being said, the unveiling of a draw at a Slam is always a highly-anticipated occasion, even if there is really only one major question – which of the Big Three (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray) will have the more perilous path to preeminence?

 

For this year’s Australian Open, which starts on Monday (Sunday evening American time), the draw turned out to be extremely kind to two-time defending champion Djokovic, but downright cruel to Federer and, to a lesser extent, Murray.

 

 


In fact, Federer’s draw is that much more difficult than his...

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