Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian titles — nine others have won back-to-back championships but were unable to win three in a row.
Murray took the first set 6-7, but it was vintage Djokovic that won the remaining three sets 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2.
“I love this court,” Djokovic said. “It’s definitely my favorite Grand Slam. It’s an incredible feeling winning this trophy once more.”
He has won four of his six majors titles at Melbourne Park, where he is now unbeaten in 21 matches.
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