Djokovic wins fourth Australian Open title
January 27, 2013 · Print This Article
Melbourne, Australia—Top seed Novak Djokovic won his third straight Australian Open title on Sunday, defeating No. 3 seed Andy Murray 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2.
In a match that took three hours and 10 minutes to complete, Djokovic struck 47 winners and eight aces, while never losing his serve. Claiming his sixth career slam title, Djokovic took home $2.53 million in prize money for his efforts. Becoming the first man in the Open Era to win three straight Australian Open titles, Djokovic joined Roger Federer and Andre Agassi with four titles Down Under.
Murray, who was attempting to become the first man to win his second major after claiming his first in the previous slam, fell to 0-3 in Australian Open finals. Murray will remain at No. 3 in the world when the latest rankings are released on Monday, while Djokovic will stay at No. 1 followed by Roger Federer.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal is set to return to action in Chile beginning on February 4th.