Novak Djokovic won a record seventh Australian Open title and a third successive Grand Slam as he swept aside Rafael Nadal in Melbourne.
The Serb broke the Spaniard’s serve five times – and was rarely troubled on his own – in a 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory.
Second seed, Nadal looked rattled by the world number one’s intensity and made 28 unforced errors.
Djokovic won in two hours and four minutes to move clear of six-time men’s winners Roy Emerson and Roger Federer.
A forehand winner down the line brought up two championship points, Djokovic taking the second when Nadal clubbed a backhand long.
Djokovic fell to his knees after sealing another triumph on Rod Laver Arena, smacking the court with both hands and screaming towards the sky.
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