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No clear favourites for US Open Men's finals
The Men's singles finals of the US Open is scheduled for later today at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where Andy Murray would meet Novak Djokovic. Murray is searching for his first grand slam title while Djokovic looks for his sixth title.

THE SECOND-seeded Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Andy Murray have reached the finals of the US Open, which is scheduled to be played later today at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Both players have looked great in the competition with Serbian Djokovic only losing a single set in the whole chmapionship so far. Murray has lost three sets, but the Brit has displayed amazing display of his skills, making it difficult to choose a favourite.

Both these players need to be on top of their game if they are to lift aloft the 2012 US Open. Both prefer to play from the baseline and move up to the net on very few counts. Djokovic has one of the best backhands in the game and with his single shot he could make his opponent look foolish. His backhand has terrific accuracy with pace to make it even look more lethal. His agility in the court is also one of the best in the circuit, reflecting his fitness in the game to be top notch. We hardly get to see many aces being delivered against the Serb as he is one of the finest players when it comes to returning serve. He sometimes leaves his opponents dumbfounded with his return of serve.

All these qualities are not going to bother Murray, as he showed it by beating Djokovic in the semi-finals of the London Olympics 2012. Murray has improved immensely in the last 12 months or so, hence, he is being feared in the Men's tennis – thanks to his coach Ivan Lendl.

Murray's style of play may be a bit different to Djokovic, as he is somewhat of a defensive player who waits for his opponents to make mistakes. So, it shows that he has a good temperament. But, of late, we have seen him playing some aggressive Tennis and winning matches regularly. May be the same kind of approach needs to be adopted when he faces the Serb in the finals of the championship. But, one of his biggest strengths is the way he shifts gears during a rally and unsettles his opponents.

This match could well prove to be a revenge match for Djokovic who lost to Murray in the London Olympics. Murray would take confidence from that match when these players play the US Open finals. Out of the 14 times that these players have met over the course of their career, Djokovic has won eight and lost six matches. He also has a good record in grand slam finals, where he has won five out of the eight finals played, while Murray still seems to be searching for his first grand slam.

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