Australian Open 2012: Men's Draw Underdogs Worth Watching on Jan. 18

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Australian Open 2012: Men's Draw Underdogs Worth Watching on Jan. 18
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After two days of competition, the complete first round of matches on the singles events at the 2012 Australian Open have been completed.

There were 128 players at each draw—men and women—and now that field has been cut in half.

On Day 3 we will see the second round matches for the bottom half of the men's draw take place.

That is the side where second and third seeded players, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, are making their bid to reach the final and add another Grand Slam title to their already double-digit total.

But those are just two of the matches that will be played on Wednesday. There will be a total of 16 matches from the men's draw to be played.

Let's take a look at some players that are not favored, and may have been deemed long-shots or underdogs to win the tournament. But their matches, and their efforts to keep advancing in the tournament, are worth watching them play on Wednesday.

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