The Australian Open 2013 Men’s Singles Final between Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic will take place on Sunday, January 27 at the Rod Laver Arena. World number three Andy Murray, who had beaten Roger Federer in the semifinals to advance to the final, said that he’s ready for a “painful” match against Djokovic.
“I’m ready for the pain,” he said. “I hope it’s a painful match, that will mean it will be a good one.”
Novak Djokovic will attempt to win the Australian Open title for the third consecutive year. The Serbian world number one won the title at the Melbourne Park in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
The last time the pair met at a Grand Slam setting was at the US Open 2012 final where Murray finally pushed a step further and won his first career Grand Slam singles title.
Djokovic seems to have an upper hand when it comes to recovering well enough for the Australian Open final on Sunday since he won his semifinal match on Thursday against David Ferrer in straight sets. Meanwhile, Murray had to tough it out with Roger Federer in five sets on Friday night.