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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Andy Murray looks like a one-hit wonder.
In the Australian Open final, Murray had Novak Djokovic almost dangling on the end of a hook, facing three break points in what proved to be a momentum-shifting game early in the second set.
But he couldn't reel in the Serb, who now has six major titles and the top of men's tennis to himself with age slowly blunting Roger Federer's abilities and Rafael Nadal's future clouded by creaky knees.
This was Murray's chance to capitalize on his breakthrough year in 2012, when he won his first major title and Olympic gold.
Had Murray won again Sunday, Britons could have joked that major titles for British men are like London buses: you wait ages for one and then two come along in quick succession.
Murray ruined the punch line.
His 7-6 (2),6-7 (3), 3-6, 2-6 loss in Melbourne to Djokovic was gritty but felt like a step back not a step forward. At this stage of his car...
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Andy Murray 27-01-13
Sunday, 27 January, 2013
Q. Did you feel if you were going to win it, you were going to have to win it quicker than you won the US Open given the physical demands of your semifinal?
ANDY MURRAY: No, I mean, you never know. I think it was extremely the third set was very competitive. You know, a lot of the games that I lost in the fourth set as well...
Novak Djokovic remembers when he was about 11 and meeting a boy his age named Andy Murray.
The young Murray from Dunblane, Scotland, was ''quite pale,'' recalled the Serbian, known as ''The Joker'' for his wisecracks.
Back then, they were playing on the juniors' circuit ''just trying to play tennis and enjoy the game,'' Djokovic...
Can a match be decided by a feather?
Silly as it seems, a feather that floated past Andy Murray in the second set tiebreaker and contributed to a double fault might have helped change the course of an Australian Open final that, in the end, was dominated by Novak Djokovic, who wrapped up his third straight title at Melbourne Park with a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Andy Murray takes on Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Australian Open men’s final
January 25, 2013 — This year’s Australian Open has seen surprise runs, intense five-set battles involving the top three, and of course, controversy. But with the final stage of the men’s singles draw about to commence, it’s time to take a look at who is most likely to win the season’s first Slam...
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday's final to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.
After two sets without a service break, top-ranked Djokovic broke Murray in the eighth game of the third set to seize momentum in the match.
It was Djokovic's sixth major title and his fourth at Melbourne Park...
Despite moving from ESPN2 to ESPN, the overnight ratings were still minuscule for the middle-of-the-night Australian Open singles finals. The Novak Djokovic/Andy Murray Australian Open men’s final drew a 0.5 overnight rating on ESPN Sunday [...]
The last time Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic met at tour level – as opposed to the social level – was at the World Tour Finals in London, while the time before that was the final of the Shanghai Masters, in a terrific match that fell barely shy of being adjudged a classic. The time before that was the US Open final, a match that rearranged history as we know it, even if the raw...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 27, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Novak Djokovic created history on Sunday when he became the first male tennis player in the Open Era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles, overcoming a defiant Andy Murray 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2 in three hours and 40 minutes.
“Every tournament, especially the major tournaments, is very special. So every...