Australian Open 2012: 10 Reasons Week 1 Was Unforgettable

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Australian Open 2012: 10 Reasons Week 1  Was Unforgettable
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The 2012 Australian Open got off to a great start.

The anticipation of this year's tournament was quite evident as crowd attendance set record after record.

Here are three new records:

  • The Day 2 night session set a record for the first Tuesday night session. The attendance was 19,031.
  • The Day 4 day session set a record for the first Thursday. The attendance was 47,471.
  • The Day 6 day session set a record for the first Saturday. The attendance was 52,272.

With quality of play continually being taken to a new level with each new round, the attendance will surely remain steady and possibly continue to break records.

There were some surprising upsets, breakout stars and a lot of adrenaline.

Marcos Baghdatis (pictured here) was an excellent example of adrenaline causing an emotional roller coaster (more on his scenario later in the slideshow).

Here's a look at just what made Week 1 of the Aussie Open one to remember.

Don't forget to jump into the discussion with your favorite moments in the comment section.

Enjoy.

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