Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final of 2016 Australian open to win his sixth title down under. Andy Murray has not lost all 5 matches against Djokovic in Australia open including 4 finals.
This was the fifth Australian Open final for Andy Murray and he has lost all of them 4 of those defeats came in the hands of Novak Djokovic. Djokovic has Murray’s number as far as grand slam matches are concerned as he defeat him yet again in straight set win to win his record equalling 6th Australian open and 11th grand slam in his career.
Murray was over-powered in first set with 6-1 scoreline but he did put up a fight in set 2 and 3 where third went to a tie breaker but the kind of form Djokovic is showing its hard to imagine anyone who can stop this guy. Murray on the other hand was left frustrated and almost in tears in the post match ceremony.
Novak Djokovic qualified for the final of 2016 Australia open after beating Roger Federer in [6-1], [6-2], [3-6], [6-3] in the semifinals. This will be the sixth time Djokovic is contesting for the Aussie open title this Sunday, 31st January 2016 at the Rod Lever Arena. He will be facing old foe Andy Murray in the final of this years Australia open. Below are some live stream links which you can use the watch the match live online.
Djokovic will go into the final as favorite to win his record sixth title in Australia and 11 overall grand slam title in his career while this is the 5th time Murray has made it to Aussie open final but he has never won the title in four attempts losing three times against Djokovic in the final.
Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Australia Open 2016 Final:
Aussie open final will be played on Sunday, 31st January and the final is schedule to start at around 07:30 australia time / 08:30 uk time. EuroSport 1 will have live coverage in most of the european countries while ESPN will broadcast the final live in the United States.
Short Preview: There is alot at stake for both players Djokovic can added 1 more grand slam to his impressive 10 titles already while Andy Murray who has been in 4 finals before and lost all will be eager to finally get to the finish line and win the prize which has haunted him for so long. Out of the four final defeats in Australia Open, Murray lost three against Djokovic in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Djokovic will have slight advantage of 1 extra days rest as Andy Murray had to play on Friday night in a marathon of a match against Milos Raonic which lasted just over 4 hours going down to the 5th set. So we can assume this semifinal win might have taken alot out of Murray while Djokovic defeated Federer on Thursday in four sets.
Head to Head Record: out of the 30 matches played between the two Djokovic has won 21 while Murray was successful in only 9 matches. Both has meet 8 times in the grand slams with Djokovic leading with 6 wins to Murray’s 2. Murray has never beaten Djokovic in the Australia open in the four matches played between the two including three finals and 1 semifinal. In the last 15 matches between the two Murray has only won 2 matches which kind of makes Djokovic overwhelming favourite to win Australia open final.