Sina singles players Dave Mosqueda, Clarence Cabahug at Nico Lanzado ang bumida para sa Growling Tigers matapos tumarak ng mga panalo laban sa Bulldogs.
Si Murray, limang natalo sa kanyang Australian Open finals, ay walong beses pinakawalan ang kanyang serve sa Rod Laver Arena sa larong tumagal ng tatlong oras at 34 minuto.
Pagkatapos ng anim na kampeonato sa Aussie Open, ngayon lang napasibat nang ganito kaaga si Djokovic.
“I’ve never won here,” lahad ni Murray, na may record na limang talo sa finals sa Melbourne Park. “Lost in the final a few times so I’m hoping to go one better this time.”
“I’m more than happy just being Andy. That’s enough for me,” giit niya. “Yeah, if they call me ‘Andy’, that’s cool. I’d be happy with that.”
“Best scenario I could ask for for beginning of the season,” talak ni Djokovic.
“It’s a great match against Novak to look forward to,” tinig ni Murray sa court. “This has been the perfect week to get ready for the Australian Open.”
Si Danish third seed Caroline Wozniacki ang pinakahuling seeded player na na-knockout sa tournament, nang masilat sa kanyang quarterfinal match kay Germany’s Julia Goerges, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6.
Napasakamay ni Murray ang men’s world No. 1 ranking sa final match sa 2017 season at nadaklot ang career-best ninth title sa paggulat sa noo’y No. 1 Novak Djokovic ng Serbia sa ATP Finals championship match.
“I stayed composed because I knew, I believed that I could find the rhythm, start reading his serve better, and that’s what happened,” hirit ni Djokovic.
“In terms of the number one ranking, Novak would be (the biggest threat),” wika ni Murray.
“It’s been well-known that I’ve been hampered by injuries... I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards and I can no longer do that,” giit niya. “So it’s time to move on.”
“I don’t care about how much time it takes, three months, six months or a year,” giit ni Kvitova, kampeon sa Wimbledon noong 2011 at 2014. “But that’s for sure I want to return one day and I’ll do all I can to make that happen. I had no doubt about my return to the tennis circuit for a second.”