Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic
Out on the Margaret Court Arena, the entourage had been thinned to more of a chosen few. Finches were the most significant spectators keeping an eye on Andy Murray, as he prepared for Sunday's Australian Open final in Melbourne.
The finches swooped and fluttered, Murray crashed away, relentless in the heat. Amelie Mauresmo was there, his coach. Dressed for Australian summer but with a ramrod-straight back, like a sergeant-major on parade, watching his every movement and offering occasional nods of approval.
If Murray struck a return with particular venom, the nods became more intense. Every coach wants her pupil to hit the ball harder, Murray says. No change there. Yet he has been hitting harder, since he met Mauresmo, it seems. Since arriving at this championship his aggression has been noticeable, the attack a new side to his character on the court, the latest of his many reinventions. source : dailymail
The Australian Open final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic looks likely to be a classic encounter - and Eurosport's experts believe that while Djokovic is the favourite on paper, Murray's superior form during the fortnight gives him a real edge going into Sunday's match.
GRAND SLAM FINAL RECORD
Here is a look at Andy Murray's record in his previous seven Grand Slam finals...
Wimbledon 2013 - beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Australian Open 2013 - lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-7, 3-6, 2-6
US Open 2012 - beat Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
Wimbledon 2012 - lost to Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6
Australian Open 2011 - lost to Novak Djokovic 4-6, 2-6, 3-6
Australian Open 2010 - lost to Roger Federer 3-6, 4-6, 6-7
US Open 2008 - lost to Roger Federer 2-6, 5-7, 2-6
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