A fan’s eye view of the Men’s Final, Day 14 of the Australian Open.
2013 Australian Open Men’s Final
No.1 seed Novak Djokovic defeated No.3 seed Andy Murray 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2.
2013 was Djokovic’s third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth in total, making six grand slam titles overall.
Murray was chasing his second grand slam title, his third consecutive grand slam final. 2013 was Murray’s third appearance in the final of the Australian Open.
Prior to the final, Djokovic lead the head-to-head match-up 10-7, winning the last 2 matches. However, Murray had won the preceding 2 matches, the US Open Final and Olympics semi-final.
Read the Australian Open match report: Novak’s triple threat.
Watch the Australian Open highlights video
Finalists’ Form Guide
- To reach the final Djokovic defeated Mathieu, Harrison, Stepanek, Wawrinka, Berdych and Ferrer.
- Dropped 3 sets, 2 in round 4 to Wawrinka and 1 in the quarter-final to Berdych.
- Won 128 games losing 78.
- Served 46 aces and 10 double faults.
- Hit 233 winners and 157 unforced errors.
- Spent 14h 37m on court.
- Reached the final defeating Haase, Sousa, Berankis, Simon, Chardy, Federer.
- Only conceded sets in the semi-final against Federer winning all other matches in straight sets.
- Won 121 games losing 64.
- Served 71 aces and 2 double faults.
- Hit 203 winners and 162 unforced errors.
- Spent 12h 56m on court.
News and Articles on the Finalists
Rod Laver Arena Schedule of Play
Mixed Doubles Final
Lucie Hradecka/ Frantisek Cermak v Jarmila Gajdosova/ Matthew Ebden
Men’s Singles Final (not before 7:30pm local time)
Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray
Updates from 2013 Australian Open so far
Other Tennis News
Until next time
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