Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Players Ever Who Failed to Win Epic Tourney

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Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Players Ever Who Failed to Win Epic Tourney
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For all those who take to the tennis courts during the year, their focus is going out and playing the best tennis possible that will hopefully yield a win.

And when speaking of wins, there is none more prestigious than a Grand Slam.

There's a special place that the Australian Open holds. It's the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, providing initial insight into how the field is shaping up for the upcoming tennis season.

There are many who have come so close to winning, yet somehow they came up just a little short.

Let's take an around-the-world, through-the-years, look at 10 of the best players ever (male and female) who do not have an Australian Open (Championships used prior to Open Era) singles title in their win column.

 

Photo: Great Britain's pride, Andy Murray, comes into this tournament having reached the final in both 2010 and 2011. Will 2012 be his year to finally achieve an Australian Open singles title?

Thanks to Wikipedia for the data presented in this slideshow.

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