Last year, the semifinals of the Australian Open was comprised of three members of the Big Four: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, with Rafael Nadal having been beaten in the quarterfinals by Ferrer. While a few years ago the obvious choice to make the finals would have been Roger, it was Novak and Andy in the title match, and both would go on to have stellar years (though Andy would not take a slam).
This year, though, all seem to be suffering from some sort of injury in the build up to the event. Roger has an ailing back, Novak's shoulder has been bothersome, Murray is limping and Rafa's left shoulder hasn't looked 100 percent.
Even so, they're still the greatest threats and strongest Grand Slam candidates, and this article will examine my opinion of how their first slam of the year will go.