Novak Djokovic will face Britain's Andy Murray on Sunday in the men's final of the Australian Open 2013 tournament. Both men will be desperate to claim the first Grand Slam of the year and both come into the match up in amazing form.
All the action can be watched online from 3.30 a.m. ET through free live stream (details below).
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Djokovic is the current world number one and is also a three-time champion at Melbourne Park.
He is vying to become the first man to win three successive Australian titles since 1967, which is when Roy Emerson claimed five Australian Open titles in a row.
This is a rematch of the 2011 Australian Open final in which Djokovic came out on top.
However, last year Murray was able to claim the Gold Medal at the London Olympic Games 2012 and he later went on to defeat Djokovic in the US Open in September.
If Murray can win today then he will become the first man ever to follow up his maiden Grand Slam victory with another straight away.
However, Djokovic is perhaps the favorite coming into the game. He is the current world number one, the current Australian Open title holder, and has also had one day's more rest than Murray coming into this final. That said Murray has performed fantastically through the past fortnight, and the way he commanded the match against Roger Federer in his semi final, will go to show that he will put up an immense fight to wrestle the title from Djokovic's hands.
Murray has said coming into the final: "I think so much of it comes down to how you play on the day, to be honest. For the last eight, nine months I feel I have performed to the highest levels that I could. Sometimes I haven't played my best in the big matches and I felt I had let myself down but you also feel like you have let the people who were watching down.
"I played a very good final at Wimbledon, then the Olympics, the US Open was very good and now here, so I need to make sure I maintain that form.
"But he's number one in the world, he was in the US Open final, French Open final, Wimbledon semis, and he's in the final here. So he's playing extremely well."
Where as Murray did not even lose a set in this tournament until he played Federer in an epic semi final, Djokovic stumbled a bit in his match against Stanislas Wawrinka.
That round four match went five sets and took a fifth set 12-10 win for Djokovic to finally come through. But he followed that wobble up with a massive win against David Ferrer in the semi finals, and looks to have returned to his top form.
Murray vs Djokovic in the Australian Open 2013 men's final will start on Sunday at about 3.30 a.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
Here is a video of the full match between Murray vs Djokovic from the US Open 2012 final: