It has been a long road but Scottish native professional tennis star Andy Murray has finally defeated Swiss legend Roger Federer in the hunt for a grand slam as he took five matches to defeat the 17-time grand slam champion as reported by ESPN on the morning of Jan. 25, 2013.
Murray will face the defending Australian open champion, Novak Djokovic, who defeated David Ferrer in straight sets on Jan. 24, 2013. The final will be played on Sunday with Djokovic having much more time to recover before the showdown.
In front of 15,000 fans that were in support of Federer all night, Murray shook off any and all frustrations as the final tally sheet read a score line of 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.
The Sunday final is set to be a great one, but Murray was quick to comment on the pure world class ability of his semi-final opponent after his victory:
"It's always tough against him [Federer] when he plays his best tennis," Murray said, explaining why he was unable to close out the victory while serving for the match at 6-5 in the fourth set. "I was obviously very nervous. He plays his best tennis when his back is against the wall."
With Murray finally putting his grand slam frustration with Federer to bed, he will have to have all of his skill about him to try and get the best of Djokovic.
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