In the Crosshairs
The Australian Open in Melbourne (Jan. 14-27, ESPN) is the perfect place to kick-start a breakout season. Martina Hingis won her first Slam there (1997), as did JenCap (2001). Andre Agassi won there three times ('95, '00, '01). But Safin has never played well Down Under, where on-court temps can hit 115* and the surface-not as fast as the New York hardcourts-can play tricky. Safin's results
in Melbourne:?a third-round exit in 1999, a first-round loss in
2000, out ...
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