Fourth time lucky for Andy Murray?

Before looking ahead to the Australian Open final, where Andy Murray will play either Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka, it is worth reflecting on Murray’s achievements.  By reaching his fourth final in Australia, he has achieved something many other celebrated competitors, such as Boris Becker, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras, failed to accomplish.  Indeed, Murray has now reached eight Grand Slam finals in total – a feat only 14 players have managed since the Open Era began in 1968.

Most tennis fans expect Murray to face Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday and considering the Serbian boasts a 15-8 winning record against Murray, and a 4-2 record against him in Grand Slams, it is widely anticipated that the world number one will lift the trophy again.  However, Murray has the benefit of an extra day of rest and will recall with fondness his previous victories against Djokovic in the Wimbledon and the U.S. Open finals.

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