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Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia



RESULTS - SUNDAY, 27 JANUARY, 2013

Singles - Final
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d. [3] A Murray (GBR) 67(2) 76(3) 63 62

Mixed Doubles - Final
J Gajdosova (AUS) / M Ebden (AUS) d. L Hradecka (CZE) / F Cermak (CZE) 63 75



SUNDAY REVIEW – DJOKOVIC WINS SIXTH MAJOR TITLE; EBDEN/GAJDOSOVA WIN MIXED

• World No. 1 Novak Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win three successive Australian Open titles.
• The Serbian captured his sixth Grand Slam championship.
• Djokovic is the third man in the Open Era to win four Australian Open titles, joining Andre Agassi and Roger Federer.
• Djokovic improved to an 11-7 record over Murray in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, avenging the five-set defeat he suffered to the Scot in last year’s US Open final.
• Murray was attempting to become the first player to back up his first Grand Slam title with victory at the following major championship.
• Murray lost out in the final at Melbourne Park for the third time. The right-hander has a 1-5 record in major finals.
• Australians Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova won the Australian Open mixed doubles title. It was the first Grand Slam championship for both Ebden and Gajdosova.
• Ebden and Gajdosova are the first Australians to win the mixed doubles title at Melbourne Park since 2005, when Scott Draper and Samantha Stosur triumphed.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Djokovic: "Winning it three [times] in a row, it's incredible. It's very thrilling. I'm full of joy right now. It's going to give me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season, that's for sure.

"When you play one of your biggest rivals and somebody that is in top form in the finals of a Grand Slam, there is a lot to play for. I think it went two hours, 20 minutes, the first two sets. I think that says enough about the intensity of the match.

"There were a few turning points in the match. Maybe one of them was the second game in the second set when I was 0/40 against the breeze. He missed a few shots. I managed to have that crucial hold. After that I felt just mentally a little bit lighter and more confident on the court than I had done in the first hour or so."

Murray: “I have to try and look at the positives of the last few months, and I think I'm going the right direction. I know that no one's ever won a Grand Slam, the immediate one after winning their first one. It's not the easiest thing to do and I got extremely close.

“[But] the past few months have been the best tennis of my life. I made the Wimbledon final, won the [London] Olympics and won the US Open. I was close here as well.

"I went on the court and felt pretty calm from the beginning of the match. I was obviously still nervous, but I think I just felt more at home … on a court like that when you're playing for a Grand Slam title. Now I feel more comfortable.”

Ebden: “You never know how many chances you'll get to play a Grand Slam final. So to come out with a win in our first final and get a title straightaway and to become Grand Slam champions is an amazing feeling and something we'll always have. It's an amazing honour to have our name on a Grand Slam trophy.”





 

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