Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray set for Australian Open final

Murray is into his third straight Grand Slam final but he is rated by many observers as second-favourite to Djokovic, who has again shown his amazing resilience and played tennis of the highest order in Melbourne.

updated: January 27, 2013 10:30 IST
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Melbourne: World number one Novak Djokovic faces Andy Murray in the Australian Open final later on Sunday as they renew a rivalry which has become the premier match-up in men's tennis.

Djokovic, the 2011 and 2012 champion, is bidding for the event's first hat-trick of the professional era, while US Open winner Murray can become the only player to open his Grand Slam account with back-to-back major titles.

The Serb and the Briton, both 25 and born only a week apart, have already met in two Grand Slam finals with Djokovic destroying Murray in straight sets in Melbourne two years ago.

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