Australian Open 2012 Results: 5 Things Learned from Men's Draw on Jan. 16

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Australian Open 2012 Results: 5 Things Learned from Men's Draw on Jan. 16
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The Australian Open started on Monday and the bottom half of the men's draw played in its entirety.

In the first day of a tournament a lot of things or nothing will happen. Whichever the case we always try to read between the lines of the results and see what things we can learn from what transpired on opening day.

Sixty-four players started their bid to become the year's first Grand Slam winner, including second and third favorites, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Both of them easily went through to the second round. Just as easy we already know they meant business and dispatched their overly-matched qualifier opponents.

But let's take a look at five things we learned from today's 32 matches in the men's draw.

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