Australia Open – Djokovic beats Stan Wawrinka to set up final against Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic defeated Stan Wawrinka in five sets to set up a meeting with Andy Murray in Sunday’s Australian Open final.

Staff Reporter
30 January 2015, 4:28pm
Djokovic: Beats Wawrinka to reach Final
Djokovic: Beats Wawrinka to reach Final
Top ranked Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Stan Wawrinka and now has the chance to become just the second man to win more than four Australian Open titles- Roy Emerson won six between 1961 and 1967.

The pair faced each other for the  third year in a row, but it failed to live to its expectations with a tension-filled contest going in favour of the Serb 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0 in exactly three and a half hours.

‘’It was a great battle, we pushed each other to the limit and credit to Stan for playing well’’ said Djokovic after the match. 

‘’I think I played well up to 2-1 and a break up and then I played a couple loose games, I allowed him to come back into the match and Stan is a quality player.  He knows how to use his opportunities.  I made my life very complicated’’.

Djokovic beat Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set in the fourth round before claiming his world straight title in 2013, but Wawrinka ended the number one’s 25-match unbeaten run in the quarter finals last year, winning 9-7 in the fifth.