A Threepeat Down Under 1/27/13
January 27, 2013
MELBOURNE - Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) has won an Open era-record third-straight Australian Open title.
The top-ranked Serb beat third-seeded Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday night at Rod Laver Arena to collect his sixth Grand Slam championship. Murray was hunting his second following last year's breakthrough victory at the U.S. Open, where he beat Djokovic in the final.
It's Murray's third loss in the Australian Open final in four years.
The win consolidates Djokovic's position as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, while Roger Federer and Murray will be second and third when the ATP rankings are released Monday.