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Andy Murray back fit but it is hard to predict Australian Open winner

Novak Djokovic is the favourite in Melbourne but at least a dozen players have realistic ambitions over the next fortnight

The locker room never sleeps, as Boris Becker likes to remind us. So, as contenders and dreamers exchange their ritual knowing glances in Melbourne this weekend, it is a restless place again, more so than in a long while, though. While Becker’s star student, the world No1, Novak Djokovic, is the firm favourite to win the men’s singles title at the 2015 Australian Open, picking the other semi-finalists is far more problematic.

Andy Murray, seeded No6, is in the mix again, alongside the rivals he calls the “obvious suspects”: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the incumbent Stan Wawrinka. Obvious they may be, but not complacent.

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