Its the final of the Australian Open Tennis as Novak Djokovic takes on Andy Murray from Melbourne this morning.
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Old foes Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will do battle once again on Sunday when they met in the Australian Open final.
The 31st meeting between the pair will see Murray out to avenge his defeat in last year’s final and secure just a 10th victory.
It will be tough for the Scot, telling the AusOpen.com:
Five finals is still a great achievement,” he wrote in his column in The Age. “You can’t take that away from me. I should be happy about that. There’s very few players that will have done that so I have to be proud of that achievement. But I want to win – that’s what we play for, that’s what we work for – and I have a very good shot today if I play my best tennis.”
The Scottish star won’t be as fresh as his opponent after taking over four hours to beat Canada’s Milos Raonic in the semi-final. Murray eventually ran out the winner over 5 sets, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2.
The two sets dropped were just his fifth of the tournament and will head into the clash with his Serbian rival in superb form despite off-field worries.
With wife Kim Sears due to give birth in early February and his father-in-law taking ill in the middle of the Tournament, Murray could be forgiven for being distracted.
It has not been the case however as Murray has looked determined and focused to secure his first Australian title
Djokovic won’t be an easy target though, a fact Murray acknowledge telling reporters after the semi-final win “There are a lot of things that are important playing against the best in the world, you cannot afford to do anything poorly.
“Novak loves this court and we have played here a bunch of times and hopefully this time it can be a different result.”
The World Number One also told the official Australian Open website:
There is more emotion, You imagine how the match might develop and mentally you’re ready to battle on the court. You speak with the team about the mental approach.
“There is no magic formula for preparation before an important match. It’s a combination of things. The way I grew, my childhood, the sacrifices I made to improve – all these things helped me to be where I am now.”
Despite looking off his best in the tournament so far Djokovic had little trouble overseeing the challenge of Roger Federer in his semi-final, winning 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
The Serbian has dropped just three sets all tournament, his most difficult challenge coming in the 4th round win over Gils Simon.
Both players know each others’s game, with Murray telling ESPN.co.uk:
It’s no secret we know how we play against each other,” Djokovic said. “It’s two games that are very much alike, so it’s basically who’s going to outplay who from the baseline. I think serve is an important factor in tomorrow’s match. I think both of us will try to serve a high percentage of first serves and not allow the other player attack the second serve too many times.
With 10 wins in his last 11 games with Murray, Djokovic has a firm grip in the head to head meeting and he will keen to ensure that dominance continues.
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