Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final today. Djokovic broke open a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning four straight points. When he took a 4-0 lead in the final set, he smacked his fist hard against his chest in celebration. Murray has now been runner-up four times here, losing twice previously to Djokovic in 2011 and 2013 and to Roger Federer in 2010.
Djokovic is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals. The second set was delayed for about five minutes after the seventh game when a court invader protesting Australia's refugee policies was removed by security. Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by police. "Security responded immediately. Both were quickly removed with minimal disruption to play," organizers said in a statement. Security guards caught one court invader, who was wearing a white shirt with the message "Australia Open for Refugees," near the baseline during a changeover after the seventh game of the second set. The players were surrounded by security staff while stadium officials took action. A group of other people who had unfurled a large banner with the same message was escorted out of the Rod Laver Arena.