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The Joker took over Melbourne for the third time 

The Joker took over Melbourne for the third time


World No. 1 male tennis Novak Djokovic defend his title from last year's Australian Open, after he beat Andy Murray with 6-7 (2) 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2. So the Serb won the tournament for the third consecutive time and fourth total in his career, while his Scottish opponent lost 3rd final in Melbourne for the past four years.

Even the first rallies of "Rod Laver Arena" implied a serious battle from the baseline, which would be fought between the two players. Surprisingly, Djokovic was the man who admits more unforced errors while Murray was nearly impenetrable in the rallies. However Nole reached only break points in the set that came in the 6th game, but allowed himself to his opponent to save his service game. This led to a tiebreak, which Murray drew with 4:0 and won it easily with 7:2.

Even here, however, demonstrated that the initial attack of Murray was not on the same level, which showed against Roger Federer in the semifinals. Furthermore, the Scot missed a golden chance to break Djokovic still in the opening game in the second set, but brilliant defense of the Serb allow him to catch up by 0:40. From there, the game again went game for the game, this time Murray was the one who was wrong often in the tiebreak and world number one won with 7:3.

In the break between the sets the Briton require medical care by a physiotherapist, who had to take care of the sore foot of his right leg.

At least since the beginning of the third set did not show physical problems of Murray to affect the game, but in the 8th game his serve just disappeared and Djokovic get three chances to break. World number 3 saved two of them, but capitulated in the third, driving the ball into the net from the forehand. Then for Nole was a cinch to close the part with 6-3.

The fourth set was marked by growing pains for Murray, who has not been overtly equivalent to the inspired Djokovic. Nole breaks twice the initial shot the Scot and after 3 hours and 40 minutes on court ordered the title.

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