Matt Brown: Djokovic win was never in doubt

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses his trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships. Photo / AP.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses his trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships. Photo / AP.

As if it were ever in doubt, pre tournament favourite Novak Djokovic has comfortably dispatched the world's second best player in straight sets.

It was another blistering start from the Serb after facing break points in the opening game. Djokovic controlled the court with better angles and largely dictated play.

Murray fought hard but lacked enough variety in his game while the Djokovic serve proved the difference. The world number one won more than 60 % of points on his second serve compared to Murray's 35 %. The second set was the key for Murray, he had to win it, but instead blew a 40-love lead at 5-5.

Djokovic has won six Australian Open finals, Murray has lost five, there is a big difference in self belief between the two with Djokovic now having won 11 of their last 12 encounters.

Wobby in the fourth round against Giles Simon, Djokovic as we see time and time again, was able to step it up when it mattered, dropping just one set against the two next best players in the world in the semi final and final.

We are witnessing the most dominating era in the history of the game by a single player.

During the years Federer was on top he always had Nadal right beside him and beating him regularly.

Djokovic now has winning head to head records against all his major rivals and barring injury at 28 years, will surely eclipse the 17 majors won by Roger Federer.

It's not a stretch to say a calendar year Grand Slam is on the cards in 2016 for the Serb.

He came incredibly close last year with the final defeat by Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros the only blemish. The absence of a Coupe des Musketeers trophy is the only thing missing from the trophy cabinet. Djokovic has won three consecutive Grand Slam titles for the second time in his career and his latest match winning streak has stretched to 15.

He moves better than anyone on tour, has the best ground strokes, a deadly accurate serve and a work ethic and self belief that is second to none.

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