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The 2016 Australian Open men’s final will be a case of dejà-vu between the world’s top two players when Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic square-off for the fourth time in six years.
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Christophe Mallet, Dario Castaldo

30 Jan 2016 - 5:55 PM  UPDATED 30 Jan 2016 - 5:55 PM

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Novak Djokovic will be looking for his record sixth Australian Open title when he takes on five times runner up Andy Murray on Sunday evening.

Last night Murray defeated Milos Raonic in five sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 to qualify for his fifth decider at Melbourne Park.

Raonic, who was bidding to become the first Canadian in a major final, suffered a minor injury in the fourth set and was edged out in just over four hours.

In his previous final matches, Murray was bested by Roger Federer in 2010, while in 2011, 2013 and 2015 was downed by his former junior doubles’ partner, Novak Djokovic.

The women’s singles final tonight sees veteran Serena Williams aiming to defend her title against Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

The world number one has yet to lose a set in the tournament.

In the women doubles’ final, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza added the third consecutive major title to their collection, having the best of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6, 6-3.

The world number one team triumphed last year at Wimbledon and US Open and are now unbeaten in 36 matches.

 

They’re eight matches away from the all-time record of 44 wins set by Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova.

 

In the mixed doubles semifinals, Mirza was dismissed in straight sets along with her partner Ivan Dodig – losing 7-5, 7-6 to Bruno Soares and Elena Vesnina. 

On Sunday’s final, the Brazilian Soares and Russian Vesnina will clash against Romania’s Horia Tecau and Coco Vandeweghe from the USA.

In the junior’s draw, Australia’s Oliver Anderson edged Korea’s Yunseong Chung 6-3, 7-5 - qualifying for the boys final. 

Today the 17-year-old from Brisbane will face Uzbekistan’s Jurabeck Karimov, who bounced back against Aussie Alex De Minaur to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Queenslander Sara Tomic is also out of the girls’ draw, defeated in straight sets by Vera Lapko.

In the girl’s final, the fifth seed from Belarus will challenge defending champion Tereza Mihalkova from Slovakia.