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Simon faces test in Aussie behemoth

The most unrecognized player in the top 10, Gilles Simon is trying to validate his status with a deep run Down Under. But first he must get by the altitudinous Aussie, Chris Guccione.

Updated: January 21, 2009, 1:22 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Here's a look at some notable matches on Day 4 of the Australian Open:

Gilles Simon (6) vs. Chris Guccione: One by one, the Aussies are dropping like flies. Darling Casey Dellacqua choked away an upset win over a similarly nervous Daniela Hantuchova on Monday, feisty baseliner Lleyton Hewitt failed to cope with the power of explosive Chilean Fernando Gonzalez on Tuesday, and unpredictable lefty Gilles Muller of Luxembourg ended the short, uplifting sojourn of 16-year-old ...

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