Andy Murray through to Australian Open final

  • 29 January 2016
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Image caption Andy Murray ended Milos Raonic's hopes of reaching a first Grand Slam final

British tennis star Andy Murray has beaten Canadian Milos Raonic in a four-hour long battle to secure his place in the Australian Open final.

Murray was broken in the first game, but went on to win 4-6 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2.

It will be the ninth Grand Slam final for Murray, who is ranked number two in the world.

He will now face the reigning champion, Novak Djokovic, in the final on Sunday.

He has faced Djokovic 31 times before, and has been defeated by him 21 times, including three previous Australian Open finals.

Along with his older brother Jamie, the Murrays have also made history as the first brothers in the Open era to both reach the finals at a Grand Slam, after Jamie got through in the men's doubles.

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