Murray Hoping To Break Drought

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Can Murray finally capture an Australian Open title? Image courtesy of Reuters/eurosport.com

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Murray v Berdych


Melbourne Park

Thursday January 29 – 6:45 PM (AEST)



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Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych go toe-to-toe on Thursday (AEST) after comfortably making it through the quarter-finals.

Scotsman Andy Murray is looking to finally achieve something that has eluded him for so long, winning an Australian Open title . The 2013 Wimbledon champion has made it through to the final on three occasions, walking away empty-handed each time. On Tuesday against Aussie Nick Kyrgios, Murray was ruthless, taking the match in straight sets (6-3, 7-6, 6-3). If the Scot hopes to advance to another Australian Open final, he needs to be just as ruthless against Berdych. 

Berdych has been the star of the tournament. The Czech destroyed his opponents in the opening four rounds, winning every game in straight sets . On Tuesday, he was at it again against former World No.1 Rafael Nadal, dismantling the Spaniard in straight sets. Berdych fell at the second last hurdle last year against eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka , but the 29-year-old comes up against Murray in career-best form.

Murray and Berdych have faced each other ten times since 2005, with Berdych claiming six victories. The last time these two met in a semi-final (US Open, 2013), Murray reigned supreme. Considering both players' form, we could be in for another five-setter, with TattsBet customers favouring the Scotsman in a thriller. 

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