This summer, one of the best rivalries occurred on the tennis court between Andy Murray and Roger Federer. They met in the Wimbledon finals back in 2012, where Federer got the best of Murray in an insanely emotional game. The duo met again in August in the London Olympics where Murray finally got the best of Federer and exacted revenge for his Wimbledon loss.
The revenge keeps coming, as Murray defeated Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final.
Murray has been catapulted to an 2011 Australian Open finals rematch with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. While Murray has defeated Federer once again, his tour of revenge isn’t over just yet. Djokovic and Murray squared in last year’s U.S. Open final with Djokovic getting the best of the still little-known Murray. It wasn’t until his epic showdown with Roger Federer that Murray truly burst onto the scene, or at least solidified his presence there.
To thicken the revenge plot for Murray, he reached the Australian Open final in 2010 and 2011, losing to Federer and Djokovic respectively. But as for now, Murray has one task down as he’s beaten rival Roger Federer in a Grand Slam match for the first time in his career. Murray’s been around for a while now, but people are just now beginning to take notice of him the way they should. The match against Djokovic might not equal the emotion of his Wimbledon finals match against Federer, but it’s going to be close.
The Australian Open final is set for this Sunday at Rod Laver Arena