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Australian Open shaping up as survival of fittest

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Photographs by AP/Mark Baker

Defending men's singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to the crowd during a ceremony for the official draw at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.

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