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Murray on course for back-to back Grand Slams

by Sean Goff | January 25, 2013


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Andy Murray takes on Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open Men’s final on Sunday morning – so expect some tears – no matter what the result.

The Scot secured his passage to the final after a tense encounter with Roger Federer earlier on Friday but almost threw it away failing to serve out the match in the fourth set.

But Serbian Djokovic is looking to add to his recent dominance of the event, which he won in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

He’s been in great form in Melbourne, dispatching David Ferrer in double-quick time in the semi-final leaving the Spaniard wondering what happened to his hopes of a first Grand Slam win.

The World No 1 is 4/7 favourite to beat Murray, who is looking for his second Grand Slam win. If you think he can show the fight he did to win the US Open last year, then he’s on offer at 11/8 with Paddy Power.

Of course, Murray goes into the game in the knowledge that he has beaten Djokovic on the biggest stage, when he took the US Open in five sets last season.

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The Aussie Open has been one for five-setters this season and if you think this will go deep into the reserves of the players, you can have a flutter at 4/11 with Paddy Power who have been refunding on all 5th set losers in their Money-Back Special at the Australian Open that more than 3.5 sets will be played.

Murray is 6/1 to win three sets to two, while the Serb is 5/1 to pull off the same result. At the US Open final at 2012 Murray got off to a flyer in New York taking the first two sets. A repeat of the in Sunday’s final is 11/10 with Paddy Power.

Whatever happens, it’s going to make some great viewing on Sunday morning.

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