Djokovic Grabs 3rd Straight Aussie Open

Andy Murray loses his 3rd final at the event
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2013 6:46 AM CST
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the second set during the men's final against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.   (Dita Alangkara)
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(Newser) – Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in today's final to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles. After two sets without a service break, top-ranked Djokovic broke Murray in the eighth game of the third set to seize momentum in the match. It was Djokovic's sixth major title and his fourth at Melbourne Park, where he is unbeaten in 21 matches.

Murray beat Djokovic in the US Open final last year to win his first Grand Slam title and end a 76-year drought for British men at the majors. The 25-year-old Scotsman has now lost three Australian Open finals. (Read more Australia Open stories.)

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