Novak Djokovic could have the fitness edge as he faces Andy Murray in today’s Australian Open men’s final in which both participants are aiming to set personal records.
Report by Supersport
Djokovic, the world No 1 and top seed, is bidding to become the first man in the modern game to win three consecutive titles at the Aussie event. Murray will be playing his third Melbourne final in four years and is searching for his first trophy at the tournament.
A Murray victory would mark the first time that a player wins his first Grand Slam (US Open 2012), followed by claiming a second at the next opportunity (Australian, 2013).
Djokovic had 48 hours of rest after a crushing semifinal win on Thursday over David Ferrer. Murray fought for four hours on Friday to subdue four-time champion Roger Federer in an exhausting five sets.