Welcome to live coverage of the Australian Open Mens Final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Both players have come through tough semi final encounters and both will be pushing hard to claim the Australian Open title. Will Murray become the first Brit to win a Grand Slam since Adam was on the ark or will Djokovic add to his 2008 victory in this tournament. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE
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Thousands of women have left the Australian Open in disgust as Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Australian Tennis Open to Carlos Ferrer last night. Many of these women had bought tickets to watch the sweaty Spaniard hitting balls in 35 degree heat and they are obviously distraught after last night’s results.
Despite claiming to have a weak hamstring, Nadal was run ragged by Ferrer who seems to hit the corner of the court with ease throughout the match. This is the second successive year the women of Australia have been denied seeing their man in the Semi Finals, and it is starting to annoy some of the locals. A facebook page entitle ‘give Rafar a free ride to the semis’ has already been started with over 50,000 women members already. Many of these women were already annoyed at Nadal, who had worn a traditional tennis shirt this year, as opposed to his usual bicep enhancing muscle t-shirt he had worn in previous years.
New Zealand Tennis correspondent Rikki Swannell, a long time Rafar fan, was distraught at the latest results. Ozy Mandias Warning tried to contact the commentator, but she was not answer her calls this morning and was distinctly absent on twitter. Obviously part of the perk of an Aussie Open correspondent is being close to Nadal and being paid to look at him. With Nadal gone that means that all that is left for Swannell is a pasty white Scotsman, a greasy Spaniard and a boring Swiss man. Radio Sport is expecting a call this morning from Swannell advising them she is on her way home.
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A new dance is taking the world by storm and it has been invented by German tennis star Andrea Petkovic. Usually known for starting wars and high quality automobiles, it is a strange that such exuberance could come from such a conservative race of people. But Petkovic is not your normal German.
After defeating Maria Sharapova in the Aussie Open 4th round she even joked with the commentators and smiled. In the interview she explained how her recent ranking rise in the world of women’s tennis, coincided with her victory dance. This dance, known as the Petkovic Jive is now famous.
Tonight we have the Scot Andy Murray playing Roger Federer. The pretender verses the King. Who will win. Watching with me, Sportkiwi, and helping with comments we have Rossco and Terminator. Both with years of TV sport watching experience.