The Australian Open is right around the corner starting on January 16th. It is the first heavyweight fortnight of the new 2017 tennis calendar year and all eyes will be on Melbourne Park and its famous blue courts. Will Andy Murray be able be able to break the dominance of Novak Djokovic down under this time around?
Murray was the man in form towards the back end of the 2016 season, indeed, finishing the year as world number one, knocking the Serbian off of his very high perch. However, with the two having already meet in 2017, with Djokovic taking the Doha title against Sir Andy in early January, it is the Serbian who is going back to Melbourne Park as favourite.
Frankly the rest of the field don’t look as if they are going to raise too much of a threat of seeing the title go elsewhere than to either Murray or Djokovic. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are back in action, but their standards have fallen below what is likely going to be needed to get the hands on the first Grand slam title of the year that is available.
You will have the dangerous floaters like Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro of course, but seeing any of them raise their game enough over the fortnight in Australia to topple the two big guns in the field looks to be a bit of a stretch. So will it be Djokovic who lands his seventh Australian Open title or will Murray make his breakthrough and claim his maiden title there?
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