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Murray ready to tackle the Big Three

Don't impulsively mark down the Big Four to reach the Australian open semifinals. There are plenty of dangerous floaters just waiting for their opportunity.

Updated: January 16, 2009, 2:02 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The first question asked of every men's Grand Slam draw in 2008 was: Did Novak Djokovic land in Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal's half? Whichever it was, the side with two of the Big Three automatically became the tougher half, and the top seed on the other end was considered a virtual lock for the final.

The emergence of the "Big Four" has made that question defunct. In recent months, Andy Murray has become a threat equal to Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, guaranteeing ...

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