Novak Djokovic outplayed Andy Murray to win his fifth Australian Open title 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 ,6-0 in the 2015 final at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. In the first set it was the world number one who got the first break in the fourth game and went on to race to a 4-1 lead. However the Scot got the better of his opponent in the sixth game when he raced to a 15-30 lead and went on to have two break points. The Serbian had other ideas and held on to take it to deuce but was undone by a few unforced errors to give Murray the break back.
The 2013 Wimbledon champion was not able to see out his serve and was down a break at 5-3 once more. Murray did not give up though and was on the attack in Djokovic’s next game and broke him again to get an immediate break back. He held to love and got the game back on serve. Both players held their nerve and took the set into a tiebreak which was on serve until Djokovic let a few nerves creep in to his game to hand Murray a 4-2 lead. However the 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion held on to get back on serve and eventually went on to take the tiebreak 7-5 and the first set.
In the second set Djokovic broke Murray early on before the Scot broke back. In the fifth game the Serb broke again to show his dominance forcing his opponent to concede the game. He consolidated his break before Murray held his serve as the Serb held a 4-3 lead. His lead was cancelled out when the world number 6 broke back with some dominance forcing his opponent into errors and held his nerve to lead the set 5-4 on serve.
The set headed into a tie break as both players were able to hold their respective service games. Murray raced to a 4-1 lead showing some serious fight. He eventually wore down the top seed to take the tiebreak 7-4 and level the match at one set a piece.
In the third set both players exchanged breaks until the eighth game when Djokovic was given a sniff by some unforced errors and a double fault. The Serbian consolidated the break and took the set 6-3 to take a two sets to one lead in the match. The four-time Australian Open champion broke his Scottish opponent in the first game of the fourth set and raced to a 3-0 lead with some luck and silky play. He went on to take the next three games as Murray struggled to win his serve or stop his opponent. The Serb went on to take the set 6-0 and the match to land his fifth Aussie Open title to go with two Wimbledons and a US Open to bring his overall tally to eight.