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FOXSports.com's senior tennis writer Richard Evans previews the 2012 Australian Open.
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Hi I'm Bryan Webber -- to be joy about fox sports -- senior tennis writer Chris Evans previewing the Australian Open let's start with world number one Novak Djokovic who started his amazing year. Last season with a win at the Aussie -- you think he can be as dominant. Issue I think it would be a miracle if he did because what he did dusty was phenomenal. Especially the first six. And I doubt if he can maintain that level of consistency. However he's going to be a major factor obviously. And I'm usually -- in this Grand Slam draw he's ended up with the possibility of playing Roger Federer in the semifinal usually they're on opposite ends. They're both not against qualifier Federer and Djokovic. And it'll be interesting. They probably will get through to the semifinals. So well. I think Djokovic. Will be very much aware that Roger Federer finished on a high end. Winning the ATP finals of the route to winning Paris indoors. And down he'll be. Looking at Roger and seeing how it. As you alluded to Federer closed out the year winning three consecutive titles which -- outlook for the former world number 1 am opulent double dealing with the injuries at this stage to start the season. Yes well Rafael Nadal has said that he showed a fine of these -- -- -- put -- -- our month of February off after your -- opener do you know. He's he's a little bit worried about his body he's more worried about Djokovic Djokovic beat him six times in six finals. In 2011. Twice on clay that really got a bit about head he's not quite the player he wants I don't think. And Federer can he maintain the momentum that we saw last fall but he can the question mark is over five sets because all those matches were best of three that is grand slams best of five. That's the big question mark of Federer had a quick thought on the American men now led by Marty finished. Yes indeed body not off against. Do you mullah very experienced. Luxembourg lefthander Andy Roddick goes against -- half but could meet Lleyton Hewitt in the second round. And the interest in -- that is young Ryan Harrison a -- so much is expected. And -- who he's got a run on Andy Murray. -- that's a death sentence now Murray guided by you violently throw a strike out more than a fascinating match up that it started not let up over to the women. Well the Australian Open finally be the opportunity for Caroline Wozniacki to seize that elusive first Grand -- -- what should be -- -- a bit of a wrist problem but apparently she's all right that you'll -- It to win it it it is a very odd situation for -- to be number one in the world for so long and still without a Grand Slam title. But these other players come in like Patrick -- who I think is probably the favorite to win the Australian. And they grab a major title like Wimbledon and they play badly for a few months but Wozniacki is a consistent and she win big that's -- And let's dig deeper into the women's draw no doubt very deep but injuries and huge concern for the serious contender starting -- -- one. Well to be a miracle that he won but then we had a -- and she -- -- 03 years negotiate he's one. That's three tie at times in the last five years and there you can never ever count arrived. I would be very surprised astonishing one however it is always a possibility. And Sosa hasn't been playing well the US open champion who of course has the pressure of playing at home. On Rod Laver Arena and everybody wants so to win so badly but she hasn't played well so -- yet so she'll have to step up. But I think you get back took it about. -- the big check who principles so hard she won Wimbledon she won the URNWTA. Final in Istanbul and I think she's the favorite. We'll find out about the fitness of Kim Clijsters who says this final will be her final year on the court. As always we appreciate the insight -- your fort night in Auburn don't forget fox sports that got mad if you covered for all your tennis -- for Richard Evans I'm Brian weapon will -- next to.