andy murray defeats roger federer australian open Andy Murray beats Roger Federer for the first time in Grand Slam eventAndy Murray is on his way to the finals of the Australian Open against the number one-ranked Novak Djokovic after defeating Roger Federer on Friday (Jan. 25) in the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old Brit earned his first victory over Federer in a Grand Slam event, winning 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-2 over the course of four hours.

“It’s always tough against him,” Murray tells Reuters. “Slams are when he plays his best tennis. When I was serving for hte match at 6-5 in the fourth, he came up with some unbelievable shots. I didn’t play the best tiebreak, it’s hard when you’re serving for a place in the final and a few minutes later you are into a fifth set.”

Murray will now face Serbian Djokovic in the finals on Sunday night, Jan. 27. Murray hopes it’s a good match.

“[Djokovic] plays his best tennis here, it’s his third final in a row and I’ll have to play pretty well,” says Murray. “I hope it’s a painful match because that will mean it’s a good one.”