Djokovic defeats Murray
- Published: 27 Jan 2012 at 21.23
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Defending champion Novak Djokovic was forced to dig deeply Friday to see off Britain's Andy Murray in a thrilling five-set semi-final at the Australian Open.
In rollercoaster match lasting nearly five hours the Serbian top seed, trailing two sets to one, stormed back to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 7-5 to set up a final with Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic, who enjoyed a stellar season in 2011, winning 10 titles including the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, drew first blood on Rod Laver Arena, breaking in the fourth game when the Scot double-faulted.
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