The 2012 Australian Open was undoubtedly an up-and-down, emotional roller coaster for fans and players alike.
Between 27 five-set matches, late-night duels lasting well into the morning, a classic sequence of racket destruction, a final for the ages and a final not for the ages, the 2012 Australian Open set a high standard for the rest of 2012.
While many patterns and trends held constant such as a Nadal-Djokovic final for the third straight Grand Slam, Nadal taking out Federer for what seems like the 100th straight time in a Grand Slam and Federer reaching the quarterfinals of a major, not everything went as planned.
In this article, I will feature six of the biggest shocks that occurred at the 2012 Australian Open.
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