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Minskaya
23 Jan 13,, 22:00
Men's Singles Semifinals:

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) [1] vs David Ferrer (Spain) [4]
Andy Murray (Great Britain) [3] vs Roger Federer (Switzerland) [2]

Finals:
Sunday 27th - Not before 7:30 pm - Rod Laver Arena

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) [1] vs Andy Murray (Great Britain) [3]

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Women's Singles Semifinals:

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) [1] vs Sloane Stephens (United States) [29]
Na Li (China) [6] vs Maria Sharapova (Russia) [2]

Finals:
Saturday 26th - Not before 7:30 pm - Rod Laver Arena

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) [1] vs Na Li (China) [6]

Minskaya
26 Jan 13,, 12:40
2013 Grand Slam #1 - Australian Open Women's Singles Championship

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) defeats Na Li (China) - 4-6 6-4 6-3



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Victoria Azarenka kisses her Australian Open championship trophy. But a closeup reveals...

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...Ms. Azarenka's name is etched correctly, but is followed by the initials (BEL) which is the designated three-letter abbreviation for Belgium. Ms. Azarenka is from Belarus - (BLR)

Geesh :red:

dave lukins
27 Jan 13,, 01:48
It would be nice to see Andy Murray win but I think Novak Djokovic is too strong for him...hopefully I'm wrong.

Doktor
27 Jan 13,, 10:48
Novak is in incredible form. I doubt Murray can win this one.

dave lukins
27 Jan 13,, 11:13
Murray has the first set and is playing out of his skin. Can he keep it going against such a formidable 'foe' ?

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 11:39
Murray has the first set and is playing out of his skin. Can he keep it going against such a formidable 'foe' ?
7-6(2), 4-4 Murray

Murray is doing great so far. Djokovic is getting frustrated. Could this be a replay of the 2012 US Open final?

7-6(2), 5-5 Murray (22 games without a service break)

bigross86
27 Jan 13,, 11:48
Sitting at work, there's a 40" TV with the game on, pople stopping by every coupla minutes for updates :biggrin:

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 11:54
24 games, 24 holds and we have a second-set tiebreaker

bigross86
27 Jan 13,, 11:59
Djokovic just took the second set

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 12:03
Indeed - 7-6(2), 6-7(3)

Good match. Might come down to stamina where I give the edge to Djokovic

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 12:06
Murray took a medical time out... blister on his foot. Uh oh

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 12:10
6-7(2), 7-6(3), 1-0 Djokovic

Momentum is swinging

Very physical match so far with strong service games. But both are beginning to fatigue.

1-1 26 games and 26 holds. I think the GS record is 48/48 Sampras/Agassi in 2001 USOpen won by Sampras.

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 12:20
2-2 Djokovic although he has double the number of unforced errors

In the five matches where these two have split the first two sets, Djokovic is 5-0

3-2 Djokovic 29/29

3-3 30/30

4-3 Djokovic

If these two split the next 2 sets, someone will have to break because there is no tiebreaker in the 5th set at Melbourne

A break at the 32 games mark. 5-3 Djokovic

6-3 Djokovic

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 12:46
6-7(2) | 7-6(3) | 6-3 | Djokovic

Murray holds 0-1 34/33

1-1 35/34

Murray double-faults @ 15-15

2-1 Djokovic. Murray will have to break soon to remain in the match

The four-hour five-set semifinal against Federer has taken a toll on Murray and it is showing

3-1 Djokovic

Deuce - this is a must game for Murray

4-1 Djokovic -- that about wraps it up

Murray's double-fault above was the critical moment

5-1 Djokovic

5-2 Djokovic who serves for the title

40-30 championship point.

Minskaya
27 Jan 13,, 13:29
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic -2013 Austrailan Open Men's Singles Champion

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

Doktor
27 Jan 13,, 13:54
Eurosport had a nice comment describing the game...

"Andy is making all the efforts, but Novak is in control"

Good game.

dave lukins
27 Jan 13,, 15:33
Novak was strong mentally and psychically. Murray played well throughout but Novak had the power and the stamina. Survival of the fittest :biggrin: