Djokovic, Murray set for Australian Open final
MELBOURNE (AFP) - 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.
However, an increasingly athletic Murray outlasted Djokovic in five sets in the US Open decider in December, when he finally landed a Grand Slam title after being runner-up four times.