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Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Andy Murray outlasted Roger Federer on Friday to reach his third Australian Open final in four years. Sunday's marquee championship match will pit world No. 1 Novak Djokovic against the third-seeded Murray.
The reigning U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist Murray edged out the second-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 in exactly four hours at Rod Laver Arena. The British stalwart had been 0-3 in his previous Grand Slam meetings with the amazing Swiss superstar.
The 25-year-old Murray was the back-to-back Melbourne runner-up in 2010 and 2011, including a loss to the 17-time Grand Slam king Federer three years ago.
The 31-year-old Federer is a four-time Aussie Open champ and a former runner- up here.
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