Australian Open final live: Novak Djokovic wins record-equalling sixth title after beating Andy Murray

Follow the latest updates from the Australian Open final in Melbourne as Andy Murray bids to win his first Grand Slam title Down Under

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Andy Murray was unable to prevent his run of Australian Open final defeats stretching to five as world No 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic beat him in straight sets at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Follow the latest reaction here.

  • Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 to win a sixth Australian Open title
  • Murray broken twice in opening set as Djokovic made a rapid start
  • Murray and Djokovic exchange breaks of serve in second set before Serb made crucial second break
  • Third set went to tie-break but two double-faults cost Murray dear
  • Murray to return home immediately for birth of his first child with wife Kim Sears
  • Djokovic matches Roy Emerson as only sixt-time winners of Australian Open
  • Serbian also joins Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver on 11 Grand Slam victories

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Murray’s path to the final:

First round: Beat Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Second round: Beat Sam Groth 6-0, 6-4, 6-1.

Third round: Beat Joao Sousa 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Fourth round: Beat Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.

Quarter-final: Beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Semi-final: Beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2