Murray reaches third Grand Slam final


Andy Murray recovered from a set down against David Ferrer Friday to set up an Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic, where he will aim to break Britain’s 75-year men’s Grand Slam drought.

After a slow start, Murray won 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) to advance to his second straight Australian final, as he aims to go one better than last year’s straight sets loss to Roger Federer.

Sunday’s title match will be the British fifth seed’s third Grand Slam final overall as he seeks to breakthrough for his first major trophy.

He is bidding to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936. Perry was also the last British player to win the Australian Open, in 1934.

Last year Murray was the first British man since John Lloyd in 1977 to play in an Australian Open final.