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Murray takes first set in Australian Open final

January 27, 2013

Andy Murray of Britain hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. — Reuters picAndy Murray of Britain hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. — Reuters pic

The opening four games went relatively quickly and despite landing just one of his six first serves, Murray still won both of his service games to love.

Djokovic had the first opportunity to take an advantage when he held four break points in the sixth game, but Murray fought them all off as he began to find his range on his first serve and levelled at 3-3 with a kicking ace down the centre line.

The world number one held another break point in the eighth game, but Murray again saved and forced a tiebreak, which he sealed 7-2 after he had jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked like giving up. — Reuters

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