The names might not be Davenport and Federer, but Howie Schwab writes that there are several worthwhile first-round matches to pay attention to at the Australian Open.
The best action will come later at Wimbledon, but there are still plenty of good early matchups.
The French Open often has wild results and this year's draw is setting up to be the same right from the opening round.
Australian Open first round matches to watch
No. 1 seed Roger Federer and Andre Agassi drew tough first-round matchups in the U.S. Open.
Unlike the French Open, Wimbledon offers little chance for any major first-round upsets.
Gustavo Kuerten's serve has held up well, but David Nalbandian is no pushover.
Serena Williams vs. Jennifer Capriati and Guillermo Coria vs. Carlos Moya are good enough to be championship finals.
Three former No. 1 players -- Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt -- are back in the mix.
Some potentially exciting quarterfinal matchups among the women will be decided Sunday.
Roger Federer, who has never made it past the French Open quarterfinals, faces a test in Gustavo Kuerten.
After playing the longest match in history, Fabrice Santoro made only nine unforced errors in his next five-set victory.
With Justine Henin-Hardenne out, Venus and Serena have to be encouraged about winning the title.
Andy Roddick won't mind having the fans against him. He feeds off of it.
The French Open starts with the defending champ Juan Carlos Ferrero taking on former No. 2 player Tommy Haas.
Andy Roddick and Venus Williams need to be ready from the start to avoid an upset.