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Murray beats Federer to make Australian Open final

Andy Murray set up an enthralling Australian Open final against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after a high-quality victory against Roger Federer on Friday.

January 25, 2013 / 08:18 PM IST

Andy Murray set up an enthralling Australian Open final against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after a high-quality victory against Roger Federer on Friday.


The 25-year-old Briton, who had never beaten Federer in a grand slam previously despite being one of the few players to hold a superior career record against the Swiss, advanced to the final with a 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-2 win in four hours.


Murray had looked the more likely to win the match from the outset with a superior service game and aggressive shotmaking, but the 17-times grand slam winner proved he was still a force to be reckoned with by forcing a fifth set.

The US Open champion, however, got off to a storming start in the fifth, racing out to a 3-0 lead and after being two points from the match in the fourth set was not prepared to let the opportunity slip again.

first published: Jan 25, 2013 06:36 pm

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