You just can’t stop Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
When the world Number 1’s tennis player beat sixth-seed Andy Murray 7-6 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-0 in a contentious slugfest in Melbourne, he become only the second man to claim five Australian Open titles.
And with Djokovic 27, odds are that he’ll match Roy Emerson’s record haul of six. Emerson was in attendance today along with other Australian tennis legends, including Rod Laver.
“I love my time being here,” Djokovic told reporters. “Being mentioned in the elite group of legends in our sport is a huge privilege and honor. I can’t say how proud I am. “That’s going to serve definitely only as a great deal of inspiration for the rest of my career.”
This was the third time Djokovic downed the Scot in a final at Melbourne Park and how Murray will be ruing blowing a lead in the third set. Mind you, Djokovic let slip a 4-2 advantage in the second set and thus might have won in three if not for a lapse.