Australian Open 2013 Tennis Final Live Stream online HDTV.The top four men made the semifinals and despite what the current rankings say No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray are the two best tennis players in the world. Djokovic put on a practice session versus (4) David Ferrer while Murray raced past (2) Roger Federer during the fifth set 6-2.
The top four men made the semifinals and despite what the current rankings say No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray are the two best tennis players in the world. Djokovic put on a practice session versus (4) David Ferrer while Murray raced past (2) Roger Federer during the fifth set 6-2.
For Novak 6-2 was a normal frame against Ferrer who he coasted past 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Friday morning in the United States. It didn't help David was pushed to five sets by (10) Nicolas Almagro the previous round.
With the fourth-seeded Spaniard low on fuel and the Serb hitting the tar out of the ball the winner of the match was clear just a few games in. When the two players went to the net to shake hands Djokovic had collected 85 of the 130 points played.
A day later Andy was aggressive from the first ball to best Federer 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-2. This truly seemed to be the passing of the torch as Roger even tried to get into the Scot's head grinning at Murray for gesturing an out call on the baseline late in the tussle.
A little later Andy appeared to try to tag the Swiss at 0-15 up on Federer's serve. The Scot's backhand floated long, but a few minutes later Murray cashed in on a break. As well Andy broke Roger's serve to end it fittingly in four hours.
The Scot previously had not dropped 15 sets through five matches. A total of 41 games plus the 23 Murray surrendered during the semifinals is 14 less games than Novak has lost in Melbourne. The Serb edged (15) Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(5), 12-10 during the Round-of-16 and then was pushed some by (5) Tomas Berdych in four sets during the quarterfinals.
Djokovic leads Andy 10-7 in head-to-head meetings. Novak won the last two in three frames despite losing the first set in each. Both came on hard court which was the same surface the Scot trumped the Serb on at the 2012 United States Open 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. That is Murray's only Grand Slam Finals victory.
Andy lost the prior two engagements with Djokovic at Majors in 2011 and 2012 at the Australian Open 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3, 3-6 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-5. The first was for the Down Under Title. Novak leads the hard-court battles as well 8-6 taking both in-door matchups which means if the roof is open it's a virtual toss up.
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