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Djokovic defeats Murray to win sixth Australian Open

The important numbers here: 2, 6, 11.

Novak Djokovic claimed his second straight Australian Open title..his sixth title Down Under, and eleventh Slam title overall, by defeating Andy Murray 6–1, 7–5, 7–6(3). He has now won four of the last five Slams, and is tied with Borg and Laver for 5th most Slam singles titles. His sixth AO title also ties him for most wins there, with Roy Emerson.

“Every Grand Slam title is very significant in its own way. Here, because of the fact that I managed to make history tonight and equal Roy Emerson’s six Australian Open titles. Very honored to be mentioned alongside legends of our sport by Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, win as many Grand Slams as they did.” -Novak Djokovic.

(Quote via ESPN: feature photo from SkySports.)

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