Australian Open 2013: Top Contenders to Watch for in Melbourne on Day 2
If Day 1 at the 2013 Australian Open was any indication, Day 2 from Melbourne Park promises to deliver a few intriguing results and storylines of its own.
With several big-name stars, including a few past champions set to begin their chase for the 2013's first Grand Slam championship, tennis fans won't want to miss any of the opening-round action from Down Under.
Let's take a closer look a trio of serious contenders to keep an eye on in the first round on Day 2.
Victoria Azarenka (1) Begins Her Defense
Roger Federer (2) Aiming For Fifth Aussie Title
Despite his age, Fed is almost a lock for the semis, considering he has made it to that stage in each of the last nine Australian Opens.
He hasn't won since 2010 however, coming in short in the semis in each of the past two years.
Andy Murray (3) Looking to Make it Two in a Row
How will Andy Murray fare in Australia?
Murray will open the tournament on Day 2, taking on Dutch player Robin Haase in the first round. Murray will obviously be a heavy favorite, but how quickly he will put Haase away remains to be seen.
Despite entering Australia as the No. 3-seeded man, Murray has proven as of late that he can down both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the grand stage.
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