(February 1, 2015) Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open on Sunday with a 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0 victory over Andy Murray. The world No. 1 now has 8 major titles tying him for eighth on the all-time list with Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall and Fred Perry.
The Serb has won four out of the last five Australian Opens. He now joins Roy Emerson as the only men to win five Melbourne titles and the first to do it in the Open Era.
Djokovic closed out the match winning the last nine games.
Great Britain’s Murray has now lost four Australian Open finals, three to Djokovic (2011, 2013, 2015) and one to Roger Federer (2010).
This was Djokovic’s first Grand Slam win as a father.
Murray’s ranking will move up to No. 4 in the world when the rankings are released on Monday.
The match was interrupted in the second set during the seventh game when two people protesting Australia’s refugee policies ran on the court and were removed by security.
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