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Australian Open Round 1: Matches you need to watch

Australian Open Round 1: Matches you need to watch

It’s time for the first Grand Slam of the year, time to cheer for your favorite star at the biggest stage when they battle it out in the scorching conditions down under, it’s time for Australian Open.

Ever since the draw was out, people have been talking about the big set up, the quarters and the semis, the potential Novak-Federer and Williams-Sharapova clash.

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But there’s plenty of exciting stuff to watch out for in the opening two days at Melbourne Park. As Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams gear up for their title defence, we bring you the first round matches that you simply cannot afford to miss!

Have a look!

#5 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA[9] vs MARCOS BAGHDATIS

An intriguing contest on Monday will feature the flamboyant Frenchman Tsonga taking on Baghdatis, both brutal hitters of the ball.

Manila Mavericks' Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France his a return to Micromax Indian Aces' Gael Monfils of France during their match at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Dubai December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Tsonga had a below par season last year, and would love to leave a mark and emerge as a dark horse at Melbourne. Marcos Baghdatis has been on the circuit for a very long time now and has produced some of his best tennis in Australia. He has just one win in six meetings against Tsonga.

One would still pick Tsonga to breeze past Marcos, but only after we’ve seen some powerful shot making.

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