The Australian Open is later than expected this year, and surrounded by chaos, but it's finally, finally, upon us. In honor of the Monday start date (that's Sunday in the United States), let's take some time to appreciate the incredible countdown the Australian Open has created to help get fans, and players, in the right mood for the beginning of 2021 Grand Slam play. 

Without further ado: 

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