Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown as he defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win. This is Djokovic’s 15th Grand Slam title and third in succession after winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Only Federer (20) and Nadal (17) have won more Grand Slam titles. But Djokovic, who has now won three-in-a-row since Wimbledon, is on course to reach Federer’s record within a couple of years by continuing his current domination.

Tidbits:

  • Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  • Djokovic has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 32 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series titles, 12 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for over 230 weeks.
  • In majors, he has won a record seven Australian Open titles, four Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles and one French Open title.
  • Djokovic has won numerous awards, including the 2012, 2015, and 2016 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year and the 2011 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

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