Swiss backs champion to defend his Australian Open crown.
Former world No 1 Roger Federer believes that defending champion Novak Djokovic holds the advantage over Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open when the pair clash in Melbourne.
“Going into the final, Novak is double defending champion here and he’s done really well again this tournament,” said the Swiss, who lost to Murray in their semi-final meeting.
“Digging himself out of a hole against Stanislas (Wawrinka). Playing good tennis against (Tomas) Berdych and (David) Ferrer. Obviously it will be a tough match again (against Murray) but I give the slight advantage to Novak just because of the last couple of days.
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“It’s normal that with time and with age, you learn and become more experienced. Physically you’re better, and the obviously he (Murray) has put himself in that situation (reaching Grand Slam finals) time and time again.
“Obviously, with the win at the Olympics and the US Open, maybe there is just a little bit more belief. He’s a bit more calm. Overall, he’s not too excited. You want to be excited but you don’t want to be overly crazy. Each and every point it seems as though he has more peace when he plays out there and in the process he has better results I guess.”
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