2008 was a breakthrough year for Novak Djokovic. He beat Roger Federer en route to claiming his first Grand Slam title – the Australian Open. Back then Federer was the world no.1 and defending champion. Now fast forward to 2013. Djokovic comes into the tournament having won it two times in a row. He is the top seed and the overwhelming favourite for the title. The tables have been turned and now Roger Federer is the underdog. In the absence of Spanish legend Rafael Nadal, the role of the major challenger to the big two falls on Andy Murray, the new world No. 3.
With the Federer – Nadal era in its death throes, Murray and Djokovic look set to step in to take on the mantle. And with the duo having been placed on opposite sides of the draw, there is every chance of them meeting in another epic final.