TOP classic Djokovic v Murray Grand Slam clashes

 04 Jun 2016 - 16:11

TOP classic Djokovic v Murray Grand Slam clashes


Paris: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in Sunday's French Open final in what will be their seventh title clash at the Grand Slams. Here the top clashes in that rivalry:

2012 Australian Open semi-finals

Djokovic bt Murray 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 7-5

- Defending champion Djokovic wins a four-hour 50-minute semi-final after a thrilling conclusion which saw Murray fight back from 2-5 down in the deciding set.

Murray became the first man in the Open era to lose four successive semi-finals at the majors.

Djokovic went on to defeat Rafael Nadal in a five-set final which was the longest in Grand Slam history at five hours and 53 minutes.

2012 US Open final

Murray bt Djokovic 7-6 (12/10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

- Murray becomes the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles title with a four-hour, 54-minute win.

Murray had lost his first four Grand Slam finals to share an Open-era record with coach Ivan Lendl, but ended his jinx at the fifth time of asking.

The result ended a roller-coaster summer for Murray who had lost the Wimbledon final before taking Olympic gold.

2013 Australian Open final

Djokovic bt Murray 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-2

- Murray had knocked out Roger Federer in five sets in the semi-finals but Djokovic was too powerful in the final becoming the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the Open era.

Murray won the opening tiebreak in 68 minutes but his challenge started to fizzle out when he needed treatment for blisters.

2013 Wimbledon final

Murray bt Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4

- Murray becomes first British men's champion at Wimbledon since Perry 77 years earlier with a straight sets victory.

It was estimated that around 20 million people watched the final on television in the United Kingdom as Murray took the title on a fourth match point in a 12-minute final game.

2015 French Open semi-finals

Djokovic bt Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1

- Djokovic beats his old rival for the eighth straight time, sealing victory with an eighth ace of the contest.

It wasn't a match without controversy, however, when Djokovic took an eight-minute medical timeout after losing the third set.

The tie was held up by fading light and had to be completed on the Saturday.

Djokovic was to lose the final to Stan Wawrinka just 24 hours later.

AFP