Andy Murray
Andy Murray hits a shot during a practice session in Melbourne prior to the men's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament on Sunday.Reuters

The year's first grand slam, Australian Open, would witness two greats of the modern era Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic taking on one another in the finals of the competition at the Rod Laver Arena.

Djokovic had not faced a major test until the Serbian met Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals, where the game was stretched to five sets with the score reading 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0.

But, Djokovic is aware of the bigger test that lies ahead when he takes on Murray later on Sunday as the Scot has been pretty impressive so far. Murray defeated Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals with 6-7, 6-0, 6-3 and 7-5.

He was very happy with his performance, after the match. "It's great. I played very, very well tonight. Very happy with the way that I played the match," he said.

Djokovic might be a bit tired out of the two finalists, as not only did the Serbian battle it out in five sets, but Andy Murray also had a longer rest period.

Murray in his pre-final press conference said, ''Yeah, I feel good. I felt good after all of the matches and recovered fairly well from the two fairly long matches that I had against Dimitrov and with Berdych. So, yeah, I pulled up pretty well.

''But, yeah, it's slightly different preparation obviously with the extra day. You get the extra day rest, but then also you're in a rhythm of playing every day or so, so it changes the way you prepare a little bit. But, yeah, I feel good."

But despite the extra time in hand to prepare for the Scot, history reflects Djokovic having a healthy record over the Scot and Murray is aware of it.

''Well, I've never won against him here before. I've lost to him each time that we've played. I think I've lost to him the last four or five times we played against each other, as well. Maybe only won one set in those matches,'' said Murray.

Djokovic has been one of the best players in the ATP circuit as far as Australian Open is concerned. When he kicks off the finals on Sunday, he would be going for his fifth Australian Open after winning it in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Djokovic has won seven out of the last eight matches against Murray, which clearly makes the Serbian an immediate favourite with an even better record in the Australian Open having defeated him thrice.

Still Djokovic does not feel there is any clear favourite.

The Serb said, "He's been playing some great tennis these couple weeks. From my side, it's going to be necessary to perform at my best and play the best match of the tournament if I want to win. Obviously it's finals. There's no clear favorite."

"But as you mentioned, the record I have in finals against him here in Australia, we played couple times, can serve maybe as a slight mental edge. But not much."

Where to Watch Live

Djokovic's title clash against Murray will be shown live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, after the Mixed doubles final between Leander Paes/Martina Hingis and Daniel Nestor/ Kristina Mladenovic match.

But, the Serb's match with the Scot will start at 7:30pm local time ( 2pm IST, 8:30pm GMT, 3:30am ET).

Viewers in India can also watch it live on Audience across the world can watch it live on the Australian Open website's live option.

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