Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federeer for the first time in a Grand Slam match to reach his third Australian Open final.

Murray defeated the Wimbledon champion 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-2 in exactly four hours to set up a second successive Slam final with world no.1 Novak Djokovic.

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  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray, left, questions chair umpire Enric Molina over a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federerat the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray, left, questions chair umpire Enric Molina over a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federerat the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Mirka Federer, wife of Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts as she watches his men's semifinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Mirka Federer, wife of Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts as she watches his men's semifinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray gestures for a video replay of a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrate after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrate after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray gestures for a video replay of a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • Britain's Andy Murray, left, questions chair umpire Enric Molina over a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federerat the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray, left, questions chair umpire Enric Molina over a line call during his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federerat the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his semifinal match against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-Pool/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a point in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Actor Kevin Spacey watches Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Actor Kevin Spacey watches Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Actor Kevin Spacey watches Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Actor Kevin Spacey watches Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a point in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning the first set in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-Pool/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a point in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning the first set in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-Pool/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-Pool/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Ivan Lendl (R), coach of Andy Murray, Kim Sears (C), girlfriend of Andy Murray, and Judy Murray, mother of Andy Murray (R) watch Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Shane Warne (L) and AFL player Aaron Hamill watch Andy Murray of Great Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts to a point in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 12

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old could now become the first player in the modern era to win a second immediate title after his debut Grand Slam win.

Murray lost to Federer and Djokovic in the 2010 and 2011 finals in Melbourne, not winning a single set.

After his defeat to Federer at Wimbledon last year and victory against Djokovic at Flushing Meadows, Sunday's final will be the sixth Grand Slam final of his career. His first was a straight sets defeat to Federer at the 2008 US Open.

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Much alike the seminal win against Djokovic in September, Murray succeeded thanks to an early break in the final set, as his winter training in the sunny climate of Miami appeared to enhance his endurance.

Murray admitted he did not watch Djokovic's victory against David Ferrer but did reference his physical condition.

"I didn't see much of Djokovic's semi-final but I heard he played extremely well," Murray said. "This is his third final in a row here and so he plays great here and I will have to play my best to win.

"I am sure if I get myself in a position to win it it may be easier than it was at Wimbledon for example. Every time we play each other it is a physical match, he is an unbelievable mover so I will need to be ready for the pain, but I hope it is a painful match because that means it will be a good one."

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Murray celebrates with his signature pose

Federer wilted in the final set as the effects of his five-set encounter with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 48 hours ago seemed to take their toll.

The 17-time major winner kept going but he was unable to make any headway on the Murray serve and could not conjure up another escape act.