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Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray in epic Australian Open semi-final

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray after an epic five-set marathon that former Grand Slam finalist John Lloyd, commentating for the BBC, described as "one of the best matches I've ever seen."

Djokovic, who won 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 in just under five hours, will face Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Australian Open final. Read more at NBC Sports.

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Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Andy Murray in their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 27, 2012.

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Djokovic embraces Murray at the end of the match.

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Novak Djokovic hits a return.

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Andy Murray celebrates winning the third set.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand.