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2012 Australian Open – Final Stages Are Unfolding

January 24th, 2012 Australia

One of the first major sports event of the year is the 2012 Australian Open. This is the first tennis Grand Slam of the season. The tournament is hosted by the city of Melbourne and unfolds between January 16 and January 29.

The final stages are unfolding these days, with the first Quarterfinal matches of the Singles draws scheduled today. The Doubles and Mixed Doubles tournaments are also ongoing as we are entering deeper and deeper into this second week of world class tennis.

The Big 4 are on track for some blockbuster Australian Open Semifinals. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer play today against Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro and are on collision course for an epic Semifinal. The bottom half of the draw sees World No. 1, Novak Djokovic and last year’s finalist, Andy Murray on route for a place in Sunday’s Final.

The Men’s Singles draw didn’t see to many surprises so far excepting the two Frenchmen Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. They where kicked out in Round 3 and 4 by outsiders. Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic where positive surprises for the local fans, both reaching the 4th Round.

Samantha Stosur, on the other hand, disappointed the Australian fans with a premature first Round defeat against Romanian, Sorana Cirstea. Other big names which already left the competition are Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic. Two huge favorites for the AO title, Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters clash today for a Semifinal ticket. Other important names still on route for the trophy are Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova.

Both Singles draws prepare some blockbuster match-ups for the 2012 Australian Open final stages. We recommend you not to miss the outcome of this first Grand Slam event. You can follow it live on your TV, or if you’re om the move, at work or anywhere else choose to watch it online. Australian Open live streaming is always available.