Djokovic claims sixth Australian Open title over Murray

published: Jan, 31, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

Australian Open 2016—Melbourne, Australia

World No.1 Novak Djokovic added to his Grand Slam collection on Sunday in Melbourne, defeating No. 2 seed Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6(3) to capture his sixth Australian Open title. Needing two hours and 53 minutes to seal his victory, Djokovic hit seven aces, won 74 percent of his first serve points, 53 percent of his second serve points and totalled 41 winners against his British opponent.

Murray, who was aiming to win his third Major title, once again fell in straight sets due to his weak second serve. Winning only 35 percent on his second delivery, Murray lost his serve on five occasions throughout the three set match. Losing for the fifth time in the Australian Open final, Murray will stay at No. 2 in the world when the latest rankings are released.

With the victory, Djokovic raised his career earnings to $96.9 million and is just short of Roger Federer (who he defeated in the semifinals), at $97.9 million.

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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