Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win fifth Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic was too strong for Andy Murray as he won a fifth Australian Open title in an exciting final.
The Serb, ranked number one, came through 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-0 in three hours and 39 minutes.
It was a third win over British number one Murray in a Melbourne final and brought him an eighth Grand Slam title.
Murray has now won two of the eight Slam finals he has played in, having lost all four in Australia.
"Firstly I would like to congratulate Novak on his fifth Australian Open - it is a fantastic record and thoroughly deserved," said Murray.
"I had amazing support here and it is probably my most consistent Grand Slam throughout my career but just haven't been able to win."