Australian Open Men’s Finals: Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray
Fifth seed Andy Murray will look to make history this evening and end Britain’s Grand Slam tennis drought when he takes on World No.1 Roger Federer in the men’s singles final at the 2010 Australian Open.
However, Roger goes into this clash as favorite because his records are tremendous. He will be seeking his 16th Grand Slam title and will play in his 22nd career major finals. The 28-year-old from Switzerland will also be gunning for his fourth Aussie crown that will level him with Andre Agassi for the most men’s singles trophy in the tournament.
These tennis stars are more alike than different. They are smart tacticians and real thinkers on the court. Murray’s only previous Grand Slam final experience is a straight sets loss to Federer in the 2008 US Open final, but we think the 22-year-old Scot has the potential to beat the Swiss Maestro as long as he sticks to his game plan.
Besides, Murray has won six of their 10 previous encounters, and many feel that this is the year he finally wins a Grand Slam with the added pressure of his country on his back. A triumph for Andy would make him a superstar on his return to the UK, because we certainly believe winning the tournament will be a brand new start for his career, not the end.
Watch the report from ITN News below:
The match kicks-off at 19:30 local time (3:00 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: Top seed Roger Federer has defeated Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for his fourth Australian Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown, extending Britain’s drought in men’s singles Majors into a 74th year.