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Beginning of the end for the Big Four?

Jan 10, 2019 - City A.M.

AS the first grand slam event on the tennis calendar, the Australian Open is traditionally a time of new beginnings, although this year there is an inescapable sense of something ending too.

Should they all make it to the start line, there is a distinct possibility that this will be the last time the Big Four of the men's game all compete at the same slam.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have all entered the twilight of their careers, with the burden of in...