Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 31, 2016 08:04 PM
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his men's singles final match against Andy Murray of Britain at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic equaled Roy Emerson's long-standing record of six Australian Open titles and increased his career haul to 11 Grand Slam titles, including four of the last five.
Murray became only the second man to lose five finals at one major — Ivan Lendl lost five and won three U.S. Open finals in the 1980s.
The 28-year-old Murray had his share of distractions, leaving his pregnant wife in Britain — their first child is due in February — and his father-in-law being rushed to hospital by ambulance during the tournament.