Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Et Al: 10 Men Who Could Win the Australian Open

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Et Al: 10 Men Who Could Win the Australian Open

The Australian Open begins on Monday, Jan. 17, in Melbourne, Australia. 

The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season will not be held until Friday, Jan. 14. 

Until that time, no one will know who they will be facing in the first round or which potential opponents might be waiting down the road.

According to oddsmakers, Rafael Nadal is slightly favored to win the title over Roger Federer.

So what do these betting gurus know?

They know about past patterns of behavior and predictable outcomes based on certain incontrovertible factors. They know about odds of winning. 

"Beating the odds" means winding up with an unexpected outcome.

This is the crux of betting—figuring out which players may beat the odds.

Nothing is a given, although based on recent history it is not unreasonable to expect either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to win the championship in Melbourne.

It is almost inevitable that one of them will be in the final.

But that did not happen in 2008, and who is to say that 2011 could not repeat that aberration?

According to this author's research, following are the 10 players with the best shot at winning in Melbourne...

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