Andy 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.”