In a not-so-expected finish at the Australian Open men’s singles, top seed Novak Djokovic pulled a rather comfortable victory against second seed Andy Murray. This win extends his record down under making it five titles in the past six years and the sixth Australian Open title in his career.
Quick finish for Novak Djokovic
Perhaps, no one in the Rod Laver arena would have expected a result as quick as that. Second seed Murray failed to win a single set against the Serbian in a match that lasted just under three hours. Djokovic pulled a stunner in the first set when he beat Murray in just 30 minutes as the score read 6-1. The Brit managed to trouble the Serbian in the following two sets but that proved to be insufficient to cause any major damage in the defending champion’s title aspirations.
Djokovic defending his crown was on top of his game from the start, after taking the first set quickly. The second set was all about patience and consistency, and Novak Djokovic won it in a close fight at 7-5. Murray needed to win the third set to keep his chance alive and he gave in everything he had, but it was not good enough losing 7-6 (7-3).
Other results from the Australian Open
Serena Williams suffered a shock loss in the women’s singles final against seventh seed Angelique Kerber. The German became the only player to take a set away from Serena in the tournament and she didn’t just take the set. Kerber took the match and became the Australian Open women’s singles champion.
Jamie Murray partnered Bruno Soares in the men’s doubles and went on to win against Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek in the final. Bruno Soares won another title at the Australian Open in the mixed doubles with Elena Vesnina.