Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3) to win his sixth Australian Open title, the fourth time he has taken down the Scot in the Melbourne Park final.
Nole equals Roy Emerson’s Australian Open haul and closes to within six majors of Roger Federer’s record.
“I have to say I’m extremely honoured to be mentioned alongside the legends of our sport, like Rod Laver. Thank you Mr Laver for coming along tonight and making this match special,” Djokovic said. “Mr Roy Emerson, who is not here tonight, it’s a great privilege to match the record of one of the greatest players to have played this game.”
The loss marks the fifth time Murray had fallen in the Australian Open decider.