2011 Australian Open: Five Players Not Named Nadal or Federer Who Can Win

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2011 Australian Open: Five Players Not Named Nadal or Federer Who Can Win
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Who has the ability to take out last year's champ?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ... those two names have been synonymous with Grand Slam men's tennis the past five years. 

Since Nadal's first slam victory at the 2005 French Open, he and Federer have combined to win 21 of the last 23 slams.  Only twice in the past 23 slams, has someone other than Nadal or Federer help up the championship trophy at the end,

It's difficult to imagine another player winning a slam, given the dominance these two men have exhibited over the past five years.  Despite the unlikelihood of another player winning a slam, I'm going to play devil's advocate. 

So here are the five most likely players, other than Federer or Nadal, who can capture this year's Grand Slam down under—the 2011 Australian Open.

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