The rise and rise of Andy Murray

Murray, with career prize money of $25 million, is now into his third straight Grand Slam final and his sixth overall, a rematch of last year's US Open decider and the 2011 Australian Open title match against Djokovic.

updated: January 26, 2013 14:19 IST
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Melbourne: After early heartbreak it all appears to be falling into place for Andy Murray on his inexorable journey to the top in what's been described as a golden age for men's tennis.

The taciturn Scot, 25, the number three ranked player in the world, is finally realising his rich potential after the misery and tears of bombing out in his first four Grand Slam finals.

Murray sobbed after pushing Roger Federer to three hard-fought sets in the 2010 Australian final, and at Wimbledon last year he wept during his on-court interview after again losing to Federer, blubbering the words "getting closer".

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