January 30, 2011- Melbourne, Australia – World No. 3 Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open and major title by defeating No. 5 Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. The win came on the heels ofÂ Djokovic Â leading Serbia to last yearâ€™s Davis Cup crown.
The Serbâ€™s powerful baseline game kept Murray from mounting any form of attack. The two-hour and 39 minute match saw Djokovic Â dominate on his serve winning 70 % of his first serve points.
During his trophy acceptance speech,Â Djokovic dedicated his victory to his country:â€œthereâ€™s been a tough period for our people in Serbia, but we are trying every single day to present our country in the best possible way, so this is for my country Serbia.â€ Djokovic also made note ofÂ his support for the Australia flood victims.
Male British futility in the slams continues, sinceÂ Fred Perry in 1936 no British man has won a major tournament. Â Murrayâ€™s record in “Grand Slamâ€œ finals is now 0-3, all straight set losses.