Novak Djokovic won his sixth Australian Open title, beating Scot, Andy Murray, 6-1,7-5,7-6 in a battle that lasted two hours and 53 minutes.
The Serb, who is on his sixth Australian Open win and 11th grand slam, is now tied with Australia’s Roy Emerson after the epic battle at Melbourne on Sunday.
“I need to pay the respect to Andy and his team for another tournament. You are a great champion and a great friend. I’m sure in the future you are going to have more opportunities to fight for this trophy. I would also like to wish you and Kim a healthy delivery of your baby and I hope you will experience a feeling like no other before, because that’s what happened to me and my wife,” says Djokovic in an interview quoted by The Guardian.
British number one and current world number two, Murray, has lost all of his Australian Open finals in his career, and four of those matches were against world number one, Djokovic.
“I feel like I’ve been here before,” Murray joked. He continued by thanking his team and apologized for not winning the title. He then thanked his wife, whom he married only last year.
Murray had a slow start, and the hurt him the one long run. He had a hard time recovering as Djokovic took the pace and saved an early break point, according to a BBC report.
Murray was obviously under great pressure and after the second set managed to get the game to 1-1, only to earn more errors that cost him to lose further at 4-3.
Finally, at the last set, Djokovic sealed his victory with an ace.