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Aus Open: Will Djokovic score a hat-trick of titles?

Last updated on: January 27, 2013 11:41 IST

Aus Open: Will Djokovic score a hat-trick of titles?

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Novak Djokovic will bid to extend his Australian Open reign to a third straight year on Sunday in the final against Andy Murray, who will aim to end Britain's 79-year wait for a men's champion at Melbourne Park.

The World No. 1 Djokovic holds a 10-7 career record over fellow 25-year-old Murray, including beating him in the 2011 final at Melbourne Park.

Third seed Murray, however, edged Djokovic in five-sets at the US Open last year to win his maiden Grand Slam title after failing in four previous finals.


Image: Novak Djokovic
Photographs: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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Djokovic survived scare against Wawrinka in fourth round

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Djokovic, who will bid to become the first man to win a hat-trick of Australian Open titles in the professional era, survived a five-set scare against Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round, but has otherwise barely been pushed in his run to the final.

The five-time Grand Slam champion heads into the Murray clash after a straight-sets demolition of fourth seed David Ferrer.


Image: Novak Djokovic
Photographs: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

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Murray too gunning for glory

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Murray motored into the semi-finals without dropping a set but was taken to five by second seed Roger Federer.

The Scotsman will try to become the first man in the professional era to win his second Grand Slam immediately after his first.


Image: Andy Murray
Photographs: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

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