Australian Open 2012: Sam Querrey Vs. Bernard Tomic More Intriguing Than Matches Featuring Ranked Players

The first week of the Australian Open rarely features marquee matches or major upsets. Even though Samantha Stosur went out on Day 2, there's no reason to believe that any of the stars playing on Day 3 are going to struggle. Rafael Nadal, Mardy Fish, Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki are all in action, and all are expected to progress in straight sets. The most intriguing match at Rod Laver Arena on Day 3 actually features a couple of unranked players.

American Sam Querrey is going to be playing against an entire country when he takes on Australia's Bernard Tomic. Querrey is coming off of a straight sets win that took him just 87 minutes, while Tomic is coming off of a grueling five-set match in which he produced a minor upset of No. 20 Fernando Verdasco. When asked about his feelings on Tomic coming off a five-setter, Querry's reaction was a predictable one.

''I guess I was pretty happy, but he's a professional athlete, he's got a day-and-a-half to recover, and I'm sure he'll be ready to go and nothing will be lingering when we play.''

The two players will face off in the fourth match of the day at Rod Laver Arena, and they should play a more competitive match than anyone who precedes them. Both players are young and improving; Tomic is just 19-years-old while Querrey is 24 and is finally healthy after a 2011 littered with injury problems. Both players will be consistently ranked before long, and could be meeting deeper in majors in the future.

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