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Murray to face Djokovic in Australian Open

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Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:54 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: australian open, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray has joined Novak Djokovic in the men's championship match at the Australian Open.

Murray, who won last fall's U.S. Open, advanced with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Roger Federer. In their previous three meetings in a Grand Slam event, Federer came out on top in the finals at the 2008 U.S. Open, 2010 Australian Open and last year at Wimbledon.

In playing Djokovic, Murray is facing the defending champion and a man who has beaten him in 10 of their 17 matches. That said, Murray became the first British man to win a major in 76 years when he beat Djokovic in last year's U.S. Open final.

The final will take place Sunday night.

The women's title match is being played Saturday with sixth-seed Li Na taking on defending champ and top seed Victoria Azarenka.

Also on Saturday, American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan will play in their fifth consecutive Australian Open doubles final and attempt to win their record 13th Grand Slam doubles championship. They'll play a Dutch pair in the final.

In the women's doubles final today, top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy defeated the unseeded Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

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