Australian Open 2013: Breaking Down Top 8 Wild-Card Players in Men's Draw

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Australian Open 2013: Breaking Down Top 8 Wild-Card Players in Men's Draw
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While the lion's share of attention at the 2013 Australian Open will focus on the upper echelon of men's players—led by the trio of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray—those interested in the future of tennis would be wise to look at some of the younger players who will be competing in Melbourne.

Several of these young talents will be appearing courtesy of wild-card entries, earned either by winning one of three wild-card playoffs or being selected internally. Eight competitors received wild-card entries in the men's singles bracket, a combination of respected journeyman and promising youths. 

Here is a look at each of the eight players who hope to parlay their wild-card invitation into a deep run in Melbourne.

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