Daily Data Viz: Second serve is key for Djokovic-Murray final

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Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will meet for the 24th time when they take the court for Sunday night's Australian Open final. Djokovic holds a 15-8 edge and has won all three of their matchups in Melbourne, including two previous finals. The two men have similar styles of play, with strong first serves, aggressive forehands, solid two handed backhands, good return games and excellent defensive skills. But in their last six meetings, the winner of second serves has won the match. Can Murray continue his run in the tournament or will Djokovic win once again in Melbourne?

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