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Novak Djokovic routs Rafa Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win in his long rivalry with the Spaniard.

Novak Djokovic routs Rafa Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win in his long rivalry with the Spaniard. (Reuters)

Novak Djokovic routs Rafa Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

The peerless Serb broke Nadal five times at a stunned Rod Laver Arena while conceding only a single break point to clinch his 15th Grand Slam title and third in succession after winning Wimbledon and the US Open. (Reuters)

The pair's 53rd Tour clash and eighth in a major final was not the marathon battle it was expected to be, as top seed Djokovic bulldozed through the first two sets with machine-like precision and wrapped up the match in just over two hours. (Reuters)

Novak Djokovic routs Rafa Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

Sealing the win on the second championship point when a desperate Nadal fired a backhand long, Djokovic kneeled on the blue hardcourt and shook his fists at the sky, letting out a roar of triumph. (Reuters)

Novak Djokovic routs Rafa Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

Having moved past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson's six titles to take sole ownership of the record, Djokovic took back his mantle as master of Melbourne Park. (Reuters)