NOVAK DJOKOVIC UNDEFEATED IN MELBOURNE
The World No.1 achieves his sixth Australian Open title in the HEAD showdown over Andy Murray
HEAD Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic put on another turbocharged Grand Slam performance, winning the HEAD2HEAD Australian Openfinal to earn his sixth trophy at the event. Djokovic, who recommends the HEAD Graphene XT Speed, defeated fellow HEAD player Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6(3) to claim the 11th Grand Slam singles title of his career.
The top seed made it into the record books as he pulled alongside Roy Emerson with a victory which took just under three hours. He also joined Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on 11 Grand Slam singles trophies.
Andy Murray, who endorses the HEAD Graphene Radical, has now played five Melbourne finals - four of them against Djokovic unfortunately without winning one. The Serb remains untouchable at the Australian Open finals, winning six-for-six. Djokovic has won 11 of his last 12 matches against Murray and stands 22-9 against the Scot.
"I prepare myself for my biggest rivals," the winner said as Murray prepared to take a midnight flight to London to be with his pregnant wife Kim, due to give birth in the coming days. "I work to analyze the games of my rival and get to a high level. I know what my game plan is and I try to execute."
Murray put the good humored spin on his defeat: "It feels like I've been here before," he joked. "Novak winning six Opens is an incredible feat, what he's done in the last year - 11 titles last season, and two so far in 2016 - is incredibly consistent."
In the men's doubles final, HEAD player Radek Stepanek teamed with Daniel Nestor to reach the final, with the veteran side taking a narrow 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 loss to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. Stepanek and Nestor only teamed up at the start of the month but plan to make it a season together after their success in Melbourne.