The 2012 Australian Open has come and passed, but not without leaving its mark on the tennis world. Not only did it give us a final that is already being called one of the all-time greatest matches, but it also allowed for plenty of previews and predictions to be made about the 2012 season and beyond.
Obviously, play in Melbourne told us quite a bit about the game's top players, and it also gave us hints as to who has breakout potential this year. These players were not necessarily undiscovered coming into the year's first Slam, but with their play Down Under, they showed that they are on track to see success by the end of 2012.
Here's a look at some young players who did a lot to prove themselves in the Aussie Open.