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Djokovic vs. Murray: Score, Highlights from Australian Open Men's Final 2016

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after victory in his men's singles semi-final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer on day eleven of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2016. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST-- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE / AFP / WILLIAM WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
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Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2016

No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. No. 2 Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) 

Novak Djokovic captured his sixth Australian Open championship on Sunday with a straight set victory over Andy Murray. 

The No. 1 player in the world also tied Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on the all-time Grand Slam winners list at 11. 

Djokovic started the match on fire as he dispensed of the No. 2 player in the world in 30 minutes. But the task would get tougher for the Serbian as the match went on.

Murray had a chance to take control of the second set, but he was broken after being up 40-0 at 5-5. Djokovic then closed the set out on serve. 

The third set appeared to be an easy one for Djokovic to win based off the end of the second set, but Murray fought and forced a tiebreak. Murray started the tiebreak with a double fault that was followed by an ace from Djokovic. After failing to convert on two championship points, Djokovic finished the match with his seventh ace. 

The win moved Djokovic into a tie with Roy Emerson at the top of the all-time Australian Open winners list. Murray's loss put him at 0-5 in the Australian Open final. 

 

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