Australian Open Men’s Singles Final

 NOVAK DJOKOVIC VS ANDY MURRAY

AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN’S SINGLES FINAL

SUNDAY 31st JANUARY 2016 – 0830 UK TIME

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The Australian Open Men’s Singles Final is here, after a tournament that has given fans everything they could have hoped for. The last two players left will do battle for the prize of winning the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016. After two weeks of thrilling action, it is the top two seeds that remain at the end with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set to meet each other in the final for the fourth time.

Djokovic is the world number one, defending and five time Australian Open and has been simply brilliant in this tournament so far. He will come into this match as favourite, having already beaten Murray in three previous finals, but will know that he must play at his best if he wants to win a sixth title here.

Murray has put impending fatherhood and family health issues to the back of his mind this past couple of weeks, in order to reach a fifth Australian Open Men’s Singles Final and give himself the chance of winning the title for the first time in his career. He has played some brilliant Tennis and shown plenty of fighting spirit, but he knows he will need all that and more to overcome one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

ROUTE TO THE FINAL

DJOKOVIC (1)

Round MURRAY (2)

Chung 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

1

Zverev 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

Halys 6-1, 6-2, 7-6

2

Groth 6-0, 6-4, 6-1

Seppi (28) 6-1, 7-5, 7-6

3

Sousa (32) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Simon (14) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

4

Tomic (16) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6

Nishikori (7) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

QF

Ferrer (8) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

Federer (3) 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 SF

Raonic (13) 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Djokovic and Murray have met each other 30 times previously on the ATP Tour, with the Serbian leading 21-9. Murray has only won one of the last eleven meetings, at a Masters 1000 event in Canada last year, but has lost the last two in straight sets.

This Australian Open Men’s Singles Final is set to be an exciting, not-to-be-missed encounter between the top two players in the world, with a long rivalry that has seen them do battle on the court several times before.

Who will overcome the challenge of their opponent to be crowned Australian Open Men’s Singles Champion 2016?