Murray eyes chance to end British drought

Murray eyes chance to end British drought

 The two 23-year-olds, born a week apart, will contest the first Grand Slam final without the dominant pairing of men's tennis since Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Melbourne Park in 2008 to win his first, and to date only, major title.

While Djokovic has that one major title, Sunday's final offers Murray a third attempt to end Britain's 75-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion, as much as he likes to downplay the quest.

The Scottish fifth seed came up well short in his two previous Grand Slam finals, a loser to Federer in straight sets at both the 2008 US Open and again on Rod Laver Arena last year.
"Last year was better and I hope this is going to be better than last years but it’s going to be a tough match, Novak's played a great tournament."

Djokovic, who will be contesting his fourth Grand Slam final and his second in a row after last year's US Open final defeat to Nadal, said it was refreshing that neither the Spaniard nor Federer were in the final.

"They have been so dominant, such a strong two tennis players mentally, it's just been fantastic to watch them dominate the tennis on one hand," said the third seed. "On the other hand, it was frustrating because you don't have the opportunity of maybe winning more Grand Slams."

Djokovic and Murray first played each other as pre-teens and have grown up together on the tennis circuit, building a friendship based on their love of football among other things.
"We have to forget about all that when we step on the court," said Djokovic. "It's all business.”