The 2015 Australian Open has delivered some fantastic tennis and produced a couple of shock results along the way, but it comes as no surprise that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has played his way into yet another Grand Slam final.

For the third year in a row, it took five sets for the Serb to overcome reigning champion Stanislas Wawrinka in a match that was at times was thrilling, but ultimately fizzled out with a final set whitewash. The final score of 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 means that the top seed will now face World No. 6 Andy Murray at Melbourne Park on Sunday.

Djokovic will be attempting to secure his fifth Aussie Open title in his fifth final appearance while Murray has yet to win a Grand slam down under, despite having reached three previous finals. The Scot finished runner-up to his opponent in both the 2011 and 2013 tournaments.

However, there is plenty for Murray to be positive about as the match between Djokovic and Wawrinka was erratic and full of unforced errors. Ultimately it was a lack of stamina and composure that undid Wawrinka; two things that the Scot certainly has not struggled with in this event, and the British No. 1 will also have the advantage of an extra days rest. Murray will also be boosted by the fact that his two previous Grand Slam wins have come at the Serbian player’s expense.

Murray’s appearance in the final has perhaps been one of the tournaments biggest surprises after he handed a place in the toughest half of the draw. But potential matches against Nadal and Federer never materialised and he went about his business in a quiet but ruthless manner, disposing of two Australians along the way before overcoming Tomas Berdych in yesterday’s semi-final.

Djokovic was our pre-tournament pick but was only available at 11/10 (2.10). If you placed a unit on this bet, you could now place a unit on Murray at 15/8 (2.88) and guarantee a profit.


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