Australian Open 2013 Schedule: Day 14 TV Schedule, Matches and Bracket Guide

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Australian Open 2013 Schedule: Day 14 TV Schedule, Matches and Bracket Guide
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There are only two matches left on the schedule for the 2013 Australian Open.

Day 13 saw Victoria Azarenka claim her second-straight women's title, and the Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike) capture their 13th Grand Slam doubles title.

Day 14 will see a mixed doubles and men's champion crowned.

Here's how you can catch the action of the final day and some deeper analysis into the final matches.

 

TV Schedule

Jan. 27 - 12 a.m. EST Australian Open 2013 - Rod Laver Arena

Lucie Hradecka (CZE) / Frantisek Cermak (CZE) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) (Mixed Doubles Championship) - ESPN 3

Jan. 27 -  3 a.m. EST Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) (Men's Championship) - ESPN and ESPN 3

 

The Road to the Finals

Mixed Doubles - Hradecka/Cermak vs. Gajdosova/Ebden

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Both teams had to endure marathon matches en route to the finals. Gajdosova and Ebden were pushed hard in the quarterfinals by the team of Nadia Petrova and Mahesh Bhupathi.

They emerged victorious in a three-set marathon that featured an extensive tiebreaker in the third set (3-6, 6-3, 13-11).

Hradecka and Cermak got their test in the semifinals from Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski. After dropping the first set, Hradecka and Cermak outlasted their semifinal opponents 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.

The two teams will meet in the appetizer for the Day 14 main course and the favorite is unclear. I'll go with Gajdosova and Ebden, as they have battled through the two of the Top Five seeds in the tournament.

That said, no one would be surprised to see either team crowned the champion.

 

Men's Finals - Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray

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It's not No. 1 vs. No. 2, but with such a small gap between the top four players in the world, any matchup between Djokovic, Murray, Roger Federer or the absent Rafael Nadal is considered a marquee attraction.

The career series between Murray and Djokovic has been close with Nole holding a 10-7 edge. Djokovic won their most recent meeting at the Barclays ATP World Tour (4-6, 6-3, 7-5), but Murray took their last meeting in a Grand Slam.

He defeated Djokovic in five sets at the 2012 U.S. Open in the final 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. 

Murray is playing the best tennis of anyone in the world. With the exception of the five-set victory over Federer in the semifinals, Murray has been largely unchallenged in Melbourne. 

The U.S. Open victory was Murray's breakout moment, and capturing the gold medal at the Summer Olympics was further validation that he is truly elite.

He'll add yet another major win by winning his second-straight Grand Slam.

 

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