Djokovic achieves his ‘hat trick’!
Readers may recall our prediction in Asian Tribune on Monday the 21st, where we said Djokovic is on his way to become the first man since open era began in 1968 to win three Australian titles in succession and that is what he did by beating Andy Murray on Sunday’s final played at Melbourne.
There were few past champions like Pat Rafter and Martina Hingis who predicted a victory for the Scot, Andy Murray.
However, a large majority of the legendary players were on the side of the 25 year-old Serb, Novak Djokovic. Some of them were Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Martina Navaratilova.
The world number one, Djokovic secured his sixth Grand Slam title and became the first man in 46 years to win for three years running in Melbourne.
‘It’s an incredible feeling winning this trophy again’ said the champion.
Djokovic was the stronger man mentally and physically in this three hour and forty minute game, which ended; 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-2.
Murray was seen struggling with a rampant opponent. Some newspapers always joked about Andy Murray; they said for British media when Murray wins he is a ‘British’ and when he loses he is a ‘Scot’!
Any way, we give due credit for the Scot for qualifying to feature in the final, whatever the outcome is.
Well done Novak! Congratulations and see you soon in action with your phenomenal talent. Make collecting Grand Slams your habit!
- Asian Tribune -