Novak Djokovic wears down Andy Murray for Australian Open hat-trick

Novak Djokovic wore down Andy Murray in a gruelling four-set final to clinch a hat-trick of Australian Open titles on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

updated: January 30, 2013 22:46 IST
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Melbourne: His legs are stronger than in the past. So are his resume, his nerves and his coaching staff. But Andy Murray still cannot solve the tennis riddle that Novak Djokovic represents at the Australian Open.

But then Murray - beaten again in the final on Sunday - is in excellent company.

Melbourne and its blue hardcourts are nearly a half-world away from the Serbian mountain resort Kopaonik, where Djokovic learned to play the game, and from the less rugged hills of the Cote d'Azur, in Monaco, where he now makes his home.

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