Australian Open 2012: 4 Reasons Rafael Nadal Is the Front Runner for the Title

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Australian Open 2012: 4 Reasons Rafael Nadal Is the Front Runner for the Title
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Nadal has looked very sharp through the first two rounds.

While there is no doubt world No. 1 Novak Djokovic entered this 2012 Australian Open as the favorite, there have been some impressive aspects Rafael Nadal has shown in his game in his first two matches down under.

Not only has Nadal's game looked solid, but his draw is setting up very nicely. And the draws for some of the other favorites are starting to look a little rough.

So, let's get started with the four reasons why Nadal should be the front runner.

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