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Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open 2016

Updated: 31 January 2016 17:39 IST - Published: 31 January 2016 13:48 IST
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC defends! He wins the Australian Open title.
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THIRD championship point now. 6-3 to Novak Djokovic in the tiebreak.
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6-1! CHAMPIONSHIP POINT.
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5-1 to Novak Djokovic - who's on the cusp of his ELEVENTH Grand Slam title.
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3-1 to Novak Djokovic....and 4-1!
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Straightaway, Djokovic hits an ace to take the first point in the tiebreak.
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OUT! Point and game Djokovic. 6-6 and we're at a third set tiebreak! This could be it.
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Murray's backhand comes back out - he's not going down without a fight! We may have a fourth set on the cards..
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6-5 to Murray, who is giving himself disapproving looks. A precise forehand ace from Djokovic sees him at game point - and we're all set for a third set tiebreak!
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And he holds! 5-5; is Djokovic two games from victory or will Murray continue to test him?
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Bit of a turnaround here.. Djokovic is serving to stay in the third set! Down 4-5, but he won a set down 0-40 so nothing is impossible..
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Everything but the kitchen sink...
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Djokovic holds - but a splendid point from Murray, who pulls out backhand, forehand and charging the net!
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Murray's leading 4-3 now as he capitalises. It's still looking roundly in Djokovic's favour today, with Murray unable to combat either his forehand or backhand.
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Murray BREAKS! 3-3 in the third set. Will he take it to a fourth?
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Djokovic looked to be having a tough battle with Murray's renewed vigour in the second set - no trouble now, as he's up a break on Murray and leads him 3-1!
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An early break for Djokovic gives him a 1-0 lead over Murray, who is coming up on 50 unforced errors already..
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SET POINT...and he takes it! Novak Djokovic leads Andy Murray two sets to love, 6-1, 7-5.
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Djokovic breaks to take a 6-5 lead and will now serve for the second set!
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Murray may be outhitting Djokovic in the second set, but his classic weakness against Djokovic is back - he's made 27 unforced errors so far...and now a 28th!
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With Murray leading 5-4, the match appears to have slowed down somewhat. Djokovic to serve to stay in the set.
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Utter athleticism from Novak Djokovic today! Murray's hitting better than he was, but his backhand seems laboured somehow.
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Murray breaks back! They're level now at 4-4.
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FINALLY a break of serve! Djokovic goes up 4-3 against Murray to take the lead. Can he build on it to hold?
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The games are getting longer as the match progresses! Murray's hit 7 aces to Djokovic's 3, and each player holds as the scores are level at 3-3.
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Holding serve so far, Andy Murray leads 3-2. He's already committed 10 unforced errors, though.
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Murray has managed to hold! This set marginally better than the last for him so far.
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A long rally here - but Murray will need to capitalise on strong shot-making and seal up his errant forehand.
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A FULL stretch from Novak Djokovic for that point!
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The net is lucky for Murray! Bounces off the top of it and gives him the point. Advantage to the No. 2
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Each holds their serve in the second set.. but Murray is visibly and audibly agitated and screaming "Come on!" to himself on court. Fitting considering Hewitt has just retired..
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Third set point and he takes it! In half an hour, Novak Djokovic wins the first set 6-1.
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Second set point for Djokovic and Murray's all set for the baker's with a breadstick on the way!
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What a point! A long rally with both players reaching, running, scrambling across court!
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Murray finally wins a game! Too little too late, perhaps, as Djokovic is now serving for the set and starts off with an ace.
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Murray's forehand is faltering - and Djokovic laps it up! He's trailing 0-5 and serving to stay in the set.
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Double break! 4-0 to Novak Djokovic.
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3-0! Unstoppable Djokovic.
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Early break to Djokovic! He leads Murray 2-0.
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A little moment of doubt there.. but Djokovic holds! He leads 1-0 in the first set.
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Djokovic brings it to deuce with his well-practiced backhand.
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Djokovic quickly leads 30-0... but Murray fights back and it's already break point to the Scot!
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If Djokovic wins today, he will equal Roy Emerson's record of 6 Australian Open titles.
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