As the third round begins Friday at the 2013 Australian Open, things are about to get serious "Down Under."
The first four days of the championship have gone as the organizers had planned.
Most of the big names have breezed through their first two matches, and the tournament is on schedule as we head into the middle weekend.
With the Round of 32 set to take place over the next two days, the pace of this championship is about to slow down.
Only the top half of the draws are in action today, and each of the singles players left will have one day off the rest of the way between matches.
So, even with the lighter schedule of singles matches today, here are a few bold predictions as we reach the halfway mark of the season’s first Grand Slam.