Australian Open: Rested Djokovic a fave over Murray in the final

Jan 26, 2013 |
Andy Murray (+170) vs. Novak Djokovic (-185)

For the second straight major, Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes on Andy Murray in the final. At the U.S. Open, Murray got his breakthrough defeating the world's top player in a classic five-set victory.

These two players faced each other seven times in 2012, with Djokovic winning four of those matches. Both players received a scare on their way to the final. Djokovic had to go deep into the fifth set in the Round of 16 before ousting Stan Wawrinka. Meanwhile, Murray defeated Roger Federer in five sets in the semifinal.

Due to the structuring of the schedule, Djokovic has an extra day off prior to the final. Both players are on excellent form, so expect this one to go into the night where fatigue could potentially become an issue.

Djokovic is going for this third consecutive Australian Open championship and has beaten Andy Murray in each of the last two years on his way to the title. Can Murray write a different script this year?

Jay Primetown is an avid tennis bettor and has been sharing his insight with us throughout the Aussie Open. Follow him on Twitter @JayPrimetown.

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