It is not on the level of Federer-Nadal, but another great tennis rivalry might be in the making.
After losing a five-set U.S. Open Final to Andy Murray just over four months ago, Novak Djokovic exacted revenge over his rival on Sunday. Djokovic wore down Murray over the course of four sets to win his third consecutive Australian Open Title and fourth overall, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Djokovic is the first man in the Open Era to win three consecutive Australian Open Titles. The 25-year-old Serbian now has six titles overall.
Djokovic leads Murray 11-7 in head-to-head meetings, and is now 2-1 against him in majors. Both players are just 25 years old and are entering the prime of their careers. Of course, Rafael Nadal will have something to say about who wins the French Open when he returns from a knee injury, and Roger Federer seemingly reaches at least the semifinals of all four Grand Slam tournaments every year. But right now, Djokovic and Murray are undoubtedly the best players in the world on hard court surfaces.
To see where this match was won and lost, let's take a look at some key points from each of the four sets.