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Murray wins to set up finals rematch

Andy Murray earned a spot in his fifth Australian Open finals with his five-set in over Milos Roanic.

Andy Murray earned a spot in his fifth Australian Open finals with his five-set in over Milos Roanic.

With Andy Murray’s five-set victory over Milos Roanic we have a rematch of last year’s Australian Open final and a match between the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world. Murray was once again put through a war in a four-plus hour event that came down the end every set but the Brit, who has been to four-previous Aussie finals but has yet to win won, came back to bear Roanic 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.

Roanic out-aced Murray 23-9 in their match. His serves were flying across the court at 126.8 mph. His best was 144.8 mph. He also hit 72 winners in the match but though he led 2 sets to one at one point his was only able to convert one break point, was unable to hit at the next as a good rate (and he went up 74 times) and committed 78 unforced errors.

Murray only committed 28 errors in the match and hit 38 winners. Roanic committed 33 errors in the final two sets combined and never converted a break point.

Murray will play in his fifth finals in Melbourne since 2010. Djokovic has dominated their all-time series 21-6. Djokovic has beaten Murray in four prior Australian Open finals. The only major Murray has beaten Djokovic in was the 2013 Wimbledon finals.

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