SI.com Staff
Tuesday January 24th, 2012

Famously coined the "Happy Slam" by Roger Federer, this year's Australian Open is more like the "Wacky Slam" with all the odd happenings around the grounds. From the return of the dead spot on Hisense Arena to the constant confusion between players and umpires, things have felt just a little off Down Under.

Here are some of our favorite pictures for the Wacky Slam so far. Spoiler alert: They're wacky!

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(Aaron Favila/AP)

Andy Murray --  Dear Ivan Lendl: If this is how you're teaching him to hit the tweener, you're doing it wrong.

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(Icon SMI; Reuters)

John Isner -- "Look up at the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...oh. It's just John Isner."

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(William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Williams -- You must be this tall to advance to the quarterfinals.

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(EPA)

Petra Kvitova -- Puppies and Kvitties: a tenuous detente.

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(Reuters)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -- Tsonga somehow found the one person at Melbourne Park with a more eye-catching kit than him.

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(Reuters)

Stanislas Wawrinka -- "Wawrinka rounds first, he's heading to second..." Whoops. Wrong sport.

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(EPA)

Marcos Baghdatis -- Hey, kid, go get this re-strung.

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(EPA)

Philipp Kohlschreiber -- Yet another player run-in with an official.

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(EPA)

Caroline Wozniacki -- Oh, look, she found a real one this year. And he looks terrified.

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(Zumapress)

Ivan Lendl and Judy Murray -- "Hold on. Let me just make sure I got your number right, Judy."

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(Andrew Brownbill/AP)

Gael Monfils -- "A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." -- Yoda.

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(EPA)

Fans -- Kei Nishikori lasted longa, actually.

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(Reuters)

Caroline Wozniacki -- Heavy (and hot) is the head that wears (wore) the No. 1 crown.

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(Zumapress)

Juan Martin del Potro --  Big man, big heart.

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