Djokovic Clinches 8th Major as Murray Rues Missed Opportunities
CNN — Novak Djokovic once again showed his powers of recovery as he came out on top in a grueling match against Andy Murray to win his fifth Australian Open tennis title.
Djokovic’s 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0 win at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne was his eighth major singles title, tying the Serb with Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall.
“Very physical, very exhausting,” the top-ranked Djokovic said in a news conference after receiving the trophy from Roy Emerson, the holder of a men’s record six Australian championships. The match lasted 21 minutes shy of four hours