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Australian Open 2016: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win sixth Melbourne title

Novak Djokovic can equal Roy Emerson's record six titles with win in final against Britain's Andy Murray.

Should Djokovic win again, he will claim his 11th Grand Slam title and join Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on the all-time list - and inch closer to Roger Federer's record of 17.

He would also equal the tally of Australia's Roy Emerson, who won the tournament six times between 1961 and 1967, an achievement that has gone unmatched in the 49 years since.
Djokovic, 28, is now established as the dominant force at Melbourne Park, after downing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga there to win his first major title in 2008, and beating Rafael Nadal in an epic final in 2012.
He also overcame Murray in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 finals, and arrives at this year's decider in rare form after winning three major titles in an astonishing season last year.
This week, Djokovic demolished four-time winner Federer in a sublime semi-final to set up his sixth decider at Rod Laver Arena - a match he has never lost.
"Fighting for a Grand Slam trophy is a pinnacle of our sport. This is exactly where you want to be," Djokovic said.
"You work hard to put yourself in this position. Of course, adding to that the fact that I am able to make history is just an additional encouragement and incentive for me to do well.
"If you want to win Grand Slam titles and be the best in the world, you have to win against the best players in the world. Going to be ready for that."

Djokovic denied Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to notch a record-equalling sixth Australian Open success while the Briton’s record in major finals shrank to two wins from nine attempts.
“I feel like I’ve been here before,” Murray joked at the presentation.
“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Novak. Six Australian Opens is an incredible feat.”
Burdened with off-court distractions, the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon winner was blown away by Djokovic’s sublime first set.
And, despite digging in with typical doggedness, he was ultimately unable to reel in his nemesis.
“Sorry, I couldn’t get the job done tonight,” Murray told his coach Amelie Mauresmo and his support team.
“It’s been a tough few weeks for me. Thanks for all the support.”
In control for virtually all of the 173-minute battle, Djokovic traded on superior movement and consistency to deny a brave opponent.
And his second serve was more effective - and a key to victory.
“I’m extremely honoured to be mentioned alongside the legends of our sport,” Djokovic said on equalling Roy Emerson’s tournament record.
“I want to thank my team....we have been here three weeks trying to get to this. I love you guys.”

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