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Big Two troubles signal change

Updated: January 27, 2011, 9:34 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The balance of power in men's tennis is shifting, or at least at this year's Australian Open.

A day after Rafael Nadal's left hamstring wreaked havoc in a straight-sets loss to David Ferrer, ending his chances of completing the "Rafa Slam," Roger Federer was ousted by a resurgent Novak Djokovic, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4, in the semifinals.

Entering the season, only once since the 2005 Australian Open had Federer or Nadal not appeared in a major ...

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