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Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

MELBOURNE, Australia — Denied this championship twelve months ago for a initial time in 4 years, Novak Djokovic reclaimed a Australian Open pretension Sunday night, a 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 leader over a No. 6 seed Andy Murray.

It’s a fifth Australian Open delight for a 27-year-old Serbian and his eighth Grand Slam overall.

Djokovic has determined himself as a premier men’s tennis actor on a tough courts Down Under, carrying walked divided with a Norman Brookes prize in 2008, 2011-13 and again this year. His ideal 5-0 record in Australian Open finals is in sheer contrariety to Murray’s 0-4 mark, including a third better for a Briton during a hands of Djokovic (also in 2011 and 2013).

Djokovic, who mislaid during a quarterfinal theatre to contingent champion Stan Wawrinka a year ago, is 26-2 given losing in a semifinals of a US Open in September. He’ll stay safely atop a ATP World Tour rankings to be expelled Monday, as Murray will stand to No. 4.

Roger Federer was deliberate alongside Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka as a favorite for this pretension during this tournament’s outset, though a 17-time vital champion was repelled in a third turn by Italian journeyman Andreas Seppi. Rafael Nadal, a No. 3 seed, mislaid in a quarterfinals to No. 7 Tomas Berdych, a Spaniard stability to make his approach behind from a wrist damage and appendix medicine late final season.

Roger Federer was deliberate alongside Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka as a favorite for this pretension during this tournament’s outset, though a 17-time vital champion was repelled in a third turn by Italian journeyman Andreas Seppi. Rafael Nadal, a No. 3 seed, mislaid in a quarterfinals to No. 7 Tomas Berdych, a Spaniard stability to make his approach behind from a wrist damage and appendix medicine late final season.

Djokovic, who became a father in October, extended his head-to-head record opposite Murray to 16-8, including 8 of their final 9 meetings. That sole feat for Murray was during Wimbledon in 2013, his many new major.

Murray’s run to a final noted a full lapse to a tip of a diversion after behind medicine in Sep 2013. He played a finish report final season, though has pronounced by this contest that he’s finally feeling entirely fit again.

Murray done headlines after his semifinal win when he praised his manager Amelie Mauresmo, a Frenchwoman. Murray’s employing of a former women’s No. 1 has been criticized by some. “I consider so distant this week we have shown that women can be really good coaches as well,” Murray pronounced in an on-court talk with Australia’s Channel 7.

The feat is a 40th career compare win during a Australian Open for Djokovic, who now has 49 career contest titles. He’s 187-33 in Grand Slam play and is now tied for eighth place among organisation for Grand Slams (eight total), a organisation that includes Americans Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors as good as Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall.


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