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The four best tennis players in the men's game will all do battle against one another in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on Andy Murray, while Roger Federer will meet Rafael Nadal as they all have eyes on winning the Aussie crown.

It will be the third time in the last four Grand Slams that these four have competed against one another at the semi-final stage and further underlines their standings as the best four tennis players on the men's tour at the moment.

Britian's Andy Murray, playing in his fifth straight major semi, will be looking to make his third straight final in Australia but will face a tough task against an in-form Djokovic who won three of the four Slams last year.

Should Murray defeat Djokovic though, who he has lost twice to in the final in Melbourne, he will then face the daunting task of having to beat Federer or Nadal to break his Grand Slam duck.

If managing to accomplish Aussie Open glory, Murray will become the first man since Juan Martin Del Potro, in the US Open in 2009, outside of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer to win a major title.

With Federer looking for his first major since 2010 and Nadal seeking his 11th Grand Slam, their semi- final has the ingredients to be a classic, with both men looking to stop the recent dominance of the Serbian Djokovic, who himself is looking for his third straight Grand Slam title.

This though raises questions about the state of the men's game, with many people wondering if the dominance of the World's top four can be broken.

Written by Philip Oliver a sports fan and someone who likes YouWin tennis betting.
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