The world No 1 successfully defended his crown in his fifth consecutive Grand Slam final after pipping British No 1 Andy Murray to the title.
The Serb wins the Australian Open champion for the sixth time, equaling Roy Emerson’s record and Djokovic also draws level with tennis greats Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver on 11 Grand Slam titles.
He has now beaten Murray in 11 matches out of 12 since the 2013 Wimbledon final – and in all four Grand Slam matches since then.
Murray lost 6-1 7-5 7-6 to world No 1 Novak Djokovic at the end of a difficult Grand Slam and after the match the two players took turns to praise themselves, Murray said “I feel like I’ve been here before! I’d like to congratulate Novak.
Six titles here is an incredible feat so I want to say well done to him and his team. I’d like to thank my team for getting me into this position.
The Britain finally had this to say about his wife, “And finally to my wife, Kim who is watching back home you’ve been a legend the last two weeks. I’ll be on the next flight home”.
Djokovic had this say about Murray “I need to pay respect to Andy for having another great tournament. Tough luck tonight.
“He’s a great champion, great friend and a great professional who I’m sure will have many more chances to win this trophy.
“I also wish you and Kim good luck for the birth of your child and I hope you will experience a feeling like no other before – that’s what happened to me and my wife. I wish you all the best.