29 Jan 2011

Murray in Australian Open final

7:59 am on 29 January 2011

Andy Murray of Scotland has beaten David Ferrer of Spain to reach the final of the Australian Tennis Open on Sunday.

He will play Novak Djokovic, 23, of Serbia.

Ferrer, 28, won the first set, but Murray came back to win 4-6 7-6 6-1 7-6. The match lasted three hours and 46 minutes on Friday.

"He's such a tough player to play against," said Murray afterwards.

"I had my chance in the set point in the second set, but in the important moments he served really well," said Ferrer.

"I tried my best game all the time, but Andy's a very, very great player."

Murray was beaten by Roger Federer in last year's final in Melbourne. Federer was beaten by Djokovic on Thursday.

Women's final

The women's singles final is on Saturday night when Li Na of China faces Kim Clijsters of Belgium.

Clijsters, 27, who has won the US Open three times, has revealed it could be her last match Down Under.

"I know this is probably going to be my last full season on the tour and then we'll see," she said on Friday.

Liu, 28, beat Clijsters 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 in the Sydney International final two weeks ago.

In the women's doubles: Gisela Dulko of Argentine and Flavia Pennetta of Italy came from behind to beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Maria Kirilenko of Russia, 2-6 7-5 6-1.