Murray: It’s going to be tough

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Second seed Andy Murray of Scotland is expecting a mighty battle against world number one Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final on Sunday.

In today’s final, Djokovic will be trying to win the only grand slam he is yet to win in his career having won six Australian Open titles, three Wimbledon’s and two US Open crowns and losing three previous Roland Garros finals.

Murray has only beaten Djokovic 10 times in their 33 meetings but will be feeling good as he seems to be peaking at the right time having got past defending champion Stan Wawrinka convincingly in the semi-finals.

The Scot was also victorious last time out against the 29-year-old Djokovic when winning in straight sets on clay in the final of the Italian Open recently.

In an interview ahead of Sunday’s big match, Murray acknowledged that it was a huge match for both players.

“It’s obviously a very big match for both of us,” said Murray.

“Novak is trying to win the career slam, it’s obviously a huge match for him, and me trying to win my first French Open.

“Neither of us knows how many more chances we’ll have to win here. It took Roger (Federer) a long time to win this one. It’s a very tough event to win. There is a lot riding on the match for both of us. I hope we can both play a good match.

“We have had some really big battles in the slams before on all the other surfaces. I’m sure it will be the same again on Sunday.”

The last Brit to win the title was Fred Perry when he defeated Gottfried von Cramm 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 in the 1935 final.

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