Roger Federer crashes in 5-set thriller, Andy Murray in Australian Open final

Federer outplayed Murray at stages of the match, but the 25-year-old Scot appeared to have the legs and stamina to give him the advantage over the 31-year-old Federer in the fifth set, including a service break to clinch the tense match.

updated: January 25, 2013 20:35 IST
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The Scot does not believe he would have been able to beat Federer in a Grand Slam if he had not been crowned champion at last year's US Open.

Andy Murray became the first Briton to reach three Australian Open finals after ending his Grand Slam hoodoo against Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.

Murray had never beaten the Swiss at a major but was a deserved 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2 winner on Friday as he moved into Sunday's title decider against Novak Djokovic.

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