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Djokovic prepares for Murray battle

novak-djokovicWorld number one Novak Djokovic is preparing himself for another long, physical battle with Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open.

Djokovic, 1.53 to win the final and 6.00 to do so in five sets, is chasing an open era record third consecutive title in Melbourne and is well aware of what will be needed to reverse his five-set loss to Murray in the US Open final.
I'm sure he's going to be fit for the final.Novak Djokovic
The Serb told reporters: "Every time we played in last probably six, seven encounters, it was always a long match, physically very demanding, going three sets and five sets in Grand Slams.
"So I guess we have to expect something similar to happen, long rallies and I'm ready for that."
Djokovic, who defeated Murray in the Australian Open final in 2011 and the last four 12 months ago, has also played down the effects of the third seed's five-set semi-final win over Roger Federer.
"Andy, yes, he has played a five-set match against Roger last night," Djokovic added. "But aside from that, he hasn't been really tested the whole tournament.
"Also he's considered as one of the physically strongest and fittest guys around. So I'm sure he's going to be fit for the final."
Murray, who trails 10-7 in the head-to-head record with Djokovic, is 2.62 to secure a second career Grand Slam title and is 6.00 win in four sets in Sunday's final.
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