World number one Novak Djokovic thrashed Spaniard Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 to win a record seventh Australian Open title on Sunday for his 15th Grand Slam crown. With his seventh victory from as many finals at Melbourne Park, the 31-year-old Serb moved past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson, who have six Australian Open titles each.
The Serb broke Nadal five times while conceding only a single break point to clinch his third title in succession after winning Wimbledon and the US Open. The pair’s eighth in a major final failed to live up to their great rivalry, as top seed Djokovic bulldozed through the first two sets with machine-like precision. Here are some of the top reactions:
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) January 27, 2019
Just relentless. And a worthy champion. #Djokovic
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 27, 2019
When the court means so much ??
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019
A masterclass performance by Novak. Simply superb. A record 7 @AustralianOpen titles. Major No.15 and counting. Too good 👏
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) 27 January 2019
— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) 27 January 2019
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) 27 January 2019
— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) January 27, 2019
Djokovic will head to the French Open with a chance to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once for the second time in his career.