Murray out to end duo’s domination Down Under

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Andy Murray is hoping the 2011 Australian Open will be the tournament in which he can dent the grand slam domination of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The world’s best two players have combined to win 21 of the last 23 majors, with Novak Djokovic’s victory in Melbourne three years ago and Juan Martin Del Potro’s surprise success at the 2009 US Open the only blemishes.

Murray and Djokovic have been their closest pursuers for some time and the British number one believes it is time they made more of an impact at the biggest tournaments.

He said: “I think I have played well against Roger, Novak and Rafa. I’ve had a lot of close matches with Rafa and a lot of good wins against Roger. I haven’t played Novak for quite a long time. I think everyone does beat everyone.

“I just think Roger and Rafa have been better in the slams and that is something that Novak and I want to change.”

Federer was beaten 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 6-4 by Djokovic yesterday. Murray faces David Ferrer in the other semi-final today.

In the women’s final, Li Na meets Kim Clijsters.

British junior George Morgan reached the semi-finals of the boys juniors after victory over Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines.