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- - Amazing stuff from Djokovic, who becomes the first man in the Open era to win three successive Australian Open titles
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(23) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2 - GAME, SET & MATCH! And he only needs the one as Murray puts another tired, low backhand into the net.
- - A backhand on the stretch goes onto the net from Murray to hand Djokovic a FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP POINT...
- - Djokovic dumps a volley into the net to hand Murray the first point of the game, before the Scot comes up with a cracking backhand passing shot winner down the line to take the second. Nole gets lucky on the third when his smash hits the top of the tape and just bounces over. But he levels up with some tidy play with a forehand across court followed by a forehand winner to the opposite wing. 30-30.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(23) 7-6(3) 6-3 5-2 -Djokovic produces a sublime sliced backhand drop shot winner, than whizzes away from the court as soon as it has landed, and he also keeps the pressure on Murray at 40-30 with a blistering forehand winner down the line. But the Scot does hold when Djokovic goes for too much on a backhand return of second serve and instead hits long. But Djokovic will serve for the championship after the change of ends...
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 5-1 - Again Murray finds himself 0-30 up against the Djokovic serve (a great challenge on the first point showing his forehand had just dropped in after being called out). But again he can't make anything of the mini-chance as Djokovic rattles through four straight points to hold when Murray puts a backhand into the net. The Scot will have to serve to stay in this match next...
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 4-1 - BREAK! Novak Djokovic's defence is insane. Let's just confirm that once again. He ends up almost doing the splits three times on the backhand side, getting the ball not only back in play but back deep. And he produces another very deep backhand that Murray can only return into the net to bring up another break point. Ouch. A double fault from Murray gifts Nole the break and surely that is it now?
- - Murray again finds himself 0-30 down on his serve before finally winning one of these longer rallies when Djokovic puts a backhand just marginally long. Murray then levels up when a forehand from Djokovic sails long. A great serve from Murray hands him a game point but he slaps at a forehand passing shot attempt and sends the ball two metres long. Another game point also goes begging after a great drop shot from Nole. Deuce.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 3-1 - Murray pulls a cross court forehand wide after a drop shot from Djokovic has caught the top of the tape and just dropped over. The Serb sends a forehand long to allow Murray into the game before an ace and then another forehand long sees the score tied at 30-30. Murray puts a regulation forehand into the net to hand Djokovic a game point and the Serb holds from there when Murray's backhand drops long
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 2-1 - BREAK! Murray slaps down a tired-looking double fault to allow Djokovic to sneak 15-30 ahead and the Serb quickly takes advantage skipping round the ball and rattling a vicious forehand winner down the line. Murray saves the first with a fearsome serve. But another hugely long rally ends in Djokovic's favour when Murray puts an inside-out backhand into the net.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 1-1 - Djokovic saves it with a big serve out wide that Murray can only block back long off the backhand wing and the Serb goes on to hold with another couple of huge serves, the latter of which Murray again can only block back long
- - Murray sends finds himself 0-30 up against the Djokovic serve after a backhand into the net and a forehand long from the Serb. But a forehand just long and a backhand sliced just long (after a lengthy rally) from Murray allow Djokovic back into the game. He gets a break point, though, when Djokovic puts a forehand wide down the line...
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 0-1 - Murray comes up with a forehand winner after another punishing rally (Djokovic challenges unsuccessfully) before producing a great backhand half-volley pick-up that did not look like it was going to go over until the last second. He goes on to hold from deuce when Djokovic hits long. Massively important game for Murray.
- - Murray is having a bit of an argument with the umpire during the change of ends about the noise from the crowd in between points.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 - SET! Djokovic takes the first point with an unreturnable serve and then also the second with a forehand volley winner after another ball of Murray's has caught the top of the tape and this time set up for the Serb. Another unreturnable serve from Djokovic brings up three set points. But he only needs the one. Djokovic takes the third set with a big serve out wide that Murray can only return wide across court
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 5-3 - BREAK! He fails to take advantage of the first, despite a great return of serve, when he puts a backhand into the net. And the second also goes begging when Djokovic puts a forehand just long. But Djokovic does break at the third attempt when his backhand catches the top of the tape and drops agonisingly back onto his side of the net. That's the first break of serve in the match! And it leaves Djokovic serving for the third set.
- - Ridiculous point from Djokovic as he races around the baseline getting everything back for 35 strokes before finding an inside-out forehand winner which he lands right in the corner. And Murray puts a backhand volley wide to go 0-30 down. Danger for Murray now. Another huge forehand from Djokovic brings up three break points...
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 4-3 - Murray easily gets up to a cross court drop shot from Djokovic and rattles an angled backhand winner across court which leaves the Serb applauding. It's Murray's turn to congratulate Djokovic on the next point, however, as the Serb finds an injection of pace on an inside-out forehand across court. And he goes on to hold after some great defence (a huge lob getting him back in the point) when Murray sends a forehand wide
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 3-3 - Murray looks to be cruising towards another love service hold only to allow Djokovic back into the game with a couple of errors. But he bouys himself up with a great first serve that the Serb returns long.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 3-2 - Murray is left muttering to himself after a couple of return of serves long (to concede the game) after getting himself into a decent position at 15-15 with some great length hitting and then a forehand winner across court off the shorter ball
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 2-2 - There's a bit of a lull going on, understandably so, with both men cruising through on serve. And as such Murray levels up with a big first serve out wide that Djokovic can only return into the net at full stretch. Murray holds to love.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 2-1 - Murray grimaces through a Djokovic service game, sending a fairly wild forehand return wide across court to help the Serb hold to 15 once again
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 1-1 - Murray also eases through an opening service hold in this match, holding to 15, with a series of great first serves
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 1-0 - Djokovic holds to 15 to open the third set. He makes a rare foray into the net immediately behind his serve on one point to find a forehand volley winner (we haven't seen much of that from Nole in this match) and on another works Murray around the baseline before coming up with an inside-out forehand winner.
- - Murray is just having an injury timeout for some treatment to some blisters on the ball of his right foot. It's not been affecting his movement too much but worth sorting out at this stage of the match.
- - So, the first set took one hour and eight minutes. And the second set has taken one hour and five minutes. This is epic from both players!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 7-6(3) - SET! One set point is all that it takes, however, Djokovic throwing down a great serve that puts Murray on the backfoot right from the start. And he puts a forehand into the net to concede the serve.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 6-6 (6-3) - TIE-BREAK! Djokovic sneaks further ahead after the change of ends when Murray puts a forehand into the net. But the Scot recovers with a great first serve that Djokovic can only return long before Nole earns himself three set points with some epic defence that eventually draws the error from Murray, a backhand into the net...
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 6-6 (4-2) - TIE-BREAK! Murray takes the first point once again, with a huge first serve. Djokovic responds with a big first serve of his own to level before sneaking ahead when Murray puts a regulation cross court forehand into the net but a backhand long from the Serb allows Murray to level up. A double fault from Murray hands Djokovic the mini-break lead, which he takes fall advantage of when Murray goes for too much on a forehand down the line and sends the ball just long.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 6-6 - Very positive play from Murray on the opening point of the game as he works his way into the net and dinks a backhand volley winner over the net. And the Scot is given the chance to level at 30-30 when Djokovic slaps down a very tight double fault. An agressive cross court forehand from Nole, followed by a smash winner, earns him a game point. He holds with a cross court backhand winner off the shorter ball. It will be a second breaker!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 5-6 - Despite slicing a forehand long of the baseline on the second point of the game, Murray holds without too much trouble when Djokovic slices a backhand long. The Serb is furious with himself for that mistake, admonishing himself throughout most of the change of ends. He will have to serve to stay in the set for a second time. He can force the breaker by holding.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 5-5 - Murray rattles a forehand passing shot winner across court at full stretch to take the first point of the game. But Djokovic goes on to earn himself two game points with a backhand down the line. Against anyone else that would have been an outright winner but Djokovic has to rely on Murray hitting his response into the net. The Serb holds with a big first serve that Murray can only return wide across court.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 4-5 - Murray is really pumped now as he brilliantly disguises his shot and wrong-foots Djokovic on the baseline while sending a forehand across court for the winner. He slaps down another double fault to waste his chance to hold to love but a big first serve on the next point sees Djokovic hit long. The Serb will have to serve to stay in this second set after the change of ends
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 4-4 - Murray thumps a forehand winner down the line, after running round the ball, to take the first point of the game. But Djokovic recovers with a forehand winner and then a backhand cross court volley and goes on to hold to level up yet again.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 3-4 - Murray slaps down his first double fault of the match, after an hour 42 minutes, for the only point he drops as he sneaks ahead once again in this second set
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 3-3 - Murray lands a blistering forehand passing shot winner down the line to put pressure on the Djokovic serve but the Serb quickly reovers and goes on to hold with an unreturnable
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 2-3 - Djokovic entertains the crowd by kicking the ball on the volley after sending a forehand sailing long of the baseline. And then he bounces his racquet off the court in frustration after a backhand into the net. The Serb is definately getting a little annoyed now. And Murray holds with an ace down the centre of the court.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 2-2 - Djokovic earns himself two game points. Murray saves the first by crunching a backhand winner down the line before the Serb squanders the second with a forehand long after running round the ball. Deuce. A forehand long and a backhand long from Murray let Djokovic off the hook and the Serb holds
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 1-2 - Djokovic is back in this match now as he pushes Murray to 30-30 before the Scot goes on to hold with a forehand winner across court.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 1-1 - Ouch! Djokovic has completely lost his concentration and he quickly finds himself 0-40 down. Three break points to Murray. The first goes begging with a forehand long, while Djokovic saves the second with a forehand winner down the line. The third also goes astray for Murray. And Djokovic goes on to hold at the second attempt with a great drop shot, that Murray can only hit back into the net. That was another epic point!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) 0-1 - Murray races through the opening game of the second set, sealing it to 15 with an ace down the centre of the court. Of the last 15 points, Murray has won 13, while Djokovic has only won two.
- - Useless stat of the day for you: in 14 of their previous 17 clashes the man who has taken the first set has gone on to win the match!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-7(2) - SET! Murray earns himself five set points with a cross court forehand winner. Djokovic saves the first with a forehand winner down the line after running round the ball. But Murray does take the first set at the second attempt when Djokovic puts another forehand just long of the baseline!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-6 (1-5) - TIE-BREAK! A second double fault for Djokovic comes an a really inopportune time to open the breaker. And Murray produces an absolutely fantastic second point - painting both the lines before finding a forehand winner down the line. Consecutive forehands long from Djokovic hands Murray a 4-0 lead before the Serb comes back with a smash winner after an epic point. Murray challenges to give himself a breather as much as anything! Djokovic puts a forehand long. Change of ends
- - DJOKOVIC 6-6 - Another very solid hold from Murray as Djokovic puts a forehand into the net. This set will be decided by a tie-break!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-5 - Djokovic thinks he's held to love with an ace out wide only for the ball to be called out. He has a long look down the court but decides not to challenge and Murray goes on to win the point. But the Serb does hold at the second attempt, Murray's forehand return of serve whistling long of the baseline. The Scot will have to serve to stay in the set for a second time.
- - DJOKOVIC 5-5 - Much more comfortable from Murray on serve this time around as he holds to 15 after another lengthy rally. Djokovic gets to Murray's first passing shot attempt with a forehand volley while the Scot's second goes right to Djokovic. But the backhand volley is cramped by the Serb and the ball sails long to help Murray hold.
- - DJOKOVIC 5-4 - A slightly lower intensity game from both players as first Murray and then Djokovic put forehands into the net. That's 14 unforced errors from Djokovic now compared to 10 from Murray. But the Serb holds to 30 to leave Murray preparing to serve to stay in this set after the change of ends.
- - DJOKOVIC 4-4 - Djokovic is right over a cross court backhand from Murray and immediately stops to challenge the lack of an out call. Risky call from the Serb but hawkeye proves him to be right and he has another break point. Again Murray saves it, this time with a forehand drive volley winner. And this time he comes through the hold without any more drama, a great first serve out wide followed by a cross court forehand winner in the opposite direction.
- - DJOKOVIC 4-3 - Djokovic is left lying on the ground after one particularly stretched forehand but he bounces back up and continues the point, while Murray also gets to a forehand he has no business even reaching let alone getting back in play. But Djokovic takes the point in the end, getting up to the net and finding a cross court forehand drop shot winner, walking back to the baseline with a huge smile on his face at the craziness of that point. He goes on to hold with a forehand smash winner.
- - DJOKOVIC 3-3 - Huge hitting again from the world number one sees him set up a third break point with a forehand approach shot winner. Murray saves it again with some plucky defence and then also a fourth with another huge point that eventually ends when Djokovic puts a backhand into the net. And from there Murray goes on to hold with an unreturnable and an ace. The first real test survived for Murray!
- - Djokovic opens up the game where he left off the last, whipping a forehand passing shot across court for a winner. And he takes the next point too to leave Murray 0-30 down behind serve (for the first time in the match, against either player). And the first break points of the match go to the Serb when Murray pulls a cross court backhand wide. 15-40. The first goes begging when Nole hits long while Murray saves the second with a forehand winner. Deuce.
- - DJOKOVIC 3-2 - Nole get himself out of a potential spot of bother at 30-30 but unleashing a bullet of an inside-out forehand across court. Huge hitting from the world number one. Djokovic puts a drive volley wide to allow Murray to level at deuce. But the Serb goes on to hold with a stunning backhand winner down the line off a brilliant drop shot from Murray. That backhand winner didn't quite go around the net post but very nearly, that's how wide Djokovic was when he played it.
- - DJOKOVIC 2-2 - A very emphatic hold of serve from Murray as he races through to love, sealing the game with an ace down the centre of the court.
- - DJOKOVIC 2-1 - Murray's first lob of the game drops just long, while he also struggles with his footing early on on a backhand out wide. But he recovers with a flicked forehand across court and a forehand winner off the shorter reply. But Djokovic holds to 30 with an ace (challenged unsuccessfully by Murray).
- - DJOKOVIC 1-1 - A few more teasing rallies in that game as they test each other out. But Djokovic is yet to really find his range as he sends consecutive forehands long to help Murray to a 40-0 lead before sending a backhand wide across court to conccede the game
- - DJOKOVIC 1-0 - Murray takes the first point of the game with a forehand winner. But the rest of the game goes smoothly for the world number one as he holds with a series of big serves
- - Here we go then. The players are ready, striding purposefully to the back of the court. Djokovic to serve...
- - Murray has won the toss of the coin and opted to receive, which he often does. So, after the warm-up, it will be the world number one and two-times defending champion Djokovic to get us underway
- - The players are just about ready to walk out on court - Andy Murray leading the way with Novak Djokovic shortly behind him. We're just about 15 minutes away from this match getting underway now.
- - Djokovic has had the extra day off, having played in the top half of the draw and therefore played his semi-final back on Thursday night. Will that have a bearing on today's match? Five of the last six finals have been won by the man who played the second semi-final. Probably irrelevant, but interesting nonetheless!
- - Andre Agassi, four-times champion in Melbourne, is in town to present the trophy to the winner tonight and he is also given the honour of carrying the Norman Brookes Trophy out on to the court before the match, much to the delight of the crowd.
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- - One things if for sure, both men enjoy this rivalary. Murray said as much in his on-court interview after he beat Federer and Djokovic has also been pretty vocal on the issue as well. Djokovic on Murray rivalry
- - So, who are you going for to win? Djokovic? Or Murray? Eurosport expert Mats Wilander has given Djokovic the slight edge. Wilander: Djokovic slight favourite
- - Djokovic, on the other hand, has had a couple of tough matches - most notably against Stanislas Wawrinka. His run to the final has seen him rack up victories over Paul-Henri Mathieu, Ryan Harrison, Radek Stepanek, Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and then David Ferrer, whom he demolished in the semi-finals.
- - Murray has looked calm and collected throughout this tournament in Melbourne, coming through his draw in serene fashion. He hadn't really had too much of a test until Roger Federer two days ago in the semi-finals - beating Robin Haase, Joao Sousa, Ricardas Berankis, an exhausted Gilles Simon, Jeremy Chardy and then Federer to advance to this stage.
- - Of those seven meetings, Djokovic won four - including the Australian Open semi-final, the Shanghai Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals - while Murray won three - including the Olympics and, of course, the US Open final.
- - A whopping seven of those previous clashes came last year - at the Australian Open, Dubai, the Miami Masters, the Olympics, that US Open final, the Shanghai Masters and then also the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
- - There has been 17 previous meetings between the 25-year-olds with Djokovic leading the head-to-heads by 10 wins to Murray's seven.
- - There is only a week separating these two in age and most people would argue that, despite Murray being ranked third, they have been the best two players on the Tour in the past few months.
- - If this match is even half as good as the last few times they have met, particularly in a Grand Slam final, that epic US Open final four months ago, then we are in for a real treat.
- - Whichever way you look at it today, one of these men is going to enter the record books. If Djokovic wins he will become the first man in the Open era to win the title three times in a row. If Andy Murray wins, he will become the first man in the Open era to win his second major in the Grand Slam directly succeeding the tournament at which he won his first.
- - Hello and welcome to this Australian Open clash between world number one and two-times defending champion Novak Djokovic and world number three Andy Murray.
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