World Tennis News: Murray Runner-Up Again

British number one Andy Murray had his Australian Open title dreams quashed again this year in the final by Novak Djokovic. World number one Djokovic put on a powerful display beating Murray in three sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-5 (7-3) to become six-time Australian Open champion and a fifth final defeat in Melbourne for Murray. Serbian Djokovic now has an impressive eleven Grand Slam titles to his name, equalling tennis legends Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.

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It wasn’t all doom and gloom for British tennis as Murray’s brother Jamie was crowned Australian Doubles champion with his new partner Bruno Soares, the pair beat Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the final. Soares made it two titles in twenty-four hours when he won the Mixed Doubles title with partner Elena Vesnina defeating Horia Tecau and Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 4-6 (10-5).

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British number one Johanna Konta made history making it to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by new champion Angelique Kerber. German Kerber upset world number one Serena Williams in the final to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, denying Williams a twenty-second title and the chance to draw level with Steffi Graf as the most decorated Grand Slam champion of the Open era.

Photos used courtesy of http://www.bbc.com and www.ausopen.com

 

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