Australian Open, Men's Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - As it happened...

Follow live score and latest updates as we bring you minute-by-minute coverage of the grand finale.

Updated: Jan 31, 2016, 17:28 PM IST
Australian Open, Men's Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - As it happened...

New Delhi: Welcome to our live tennis blog for the men's singles final of Australian Open between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.


6-6: Murray fights back despite being 0-40, but he can't break the Serb's serve. We head into the tie-breaker.

6-5: Another solid service game by Murray. Nole to serve next to stay in the set. Spectators inside the RLA want this match to go into a 4th and then a 5th.

4-5: Despite being 0-15 down, Murray keeps his cool and holds his serve. He now has a chance to break Novak and take the 3rd set.

4-4: Both players hold. Immense pressure on the Murray serve now, as the crowd gets behind him.

3-3: Murray showcases some aggressive tennis to level things up. The Briton is putting up some resistance at the RLA.

3-1: Djokovic moves 3-1 ahead in the third. Can Murray mount a comeback or is it too late?

1-0: Djokovic breaks in the opening game of the third with a backhand winner.


5-6: Down 0-40, Djokovic wins five straight points to break Murray. He now serves for the second set.

5-4: Murray withstands tremendous pressure from Novak to hold for having faced BPs

4-4: Murray breaks for the first time in the match with a brilliant backhand winner. He is back on serve.

3-4: Djokovic gets the break after consistent pressure behind the return. Murray in trouble.

3-3: Both players hold. Murray was able to apply some pressure on the Djokovic serve for the first time in this match.

The Colosseum...

2-2: Easy service game for Nole. Both players refusing to blink so far in the second set. Unlike in the first, Murray is not going down without a fight here.

2-1: Murray struggles but manages to hold in the end. Djokovic made him work for every single game.

1-0: The world number 2 hold in the 1st game of the 2nd set and lets out a roar. He knows there are no second chances in Grand Slam finals.


6-1: Djokovic wraps up the first set 6-1 in 30 minutes. Becker and co rise up to applaud his demolition job.

5-1: A running forehand winner from Murray brings up game point that he converts. The Murray camp is delighted with that first game on the board.

And here is the Serb's greatest fan...

4-0: Double break for Djokovic. The Briton looks out of sorts at the RLA.

Novak's celebrity supporters are in the house. Bet Niall's delighted with the start.

3-0: Another comfortable hold for the defending champion. The players take their seats for the first time in the final.

2-0: Djokovic appears in fine fettle. Lands his return deep in the court to get the early break.

1-0: Djokovic holds serve but not without Murray stretching him. 

Time for toss and exchange of pleasantries. The players pose for picture.

Perfect montage to get one in the mood for the big final

Last minute preps for Murray. Can he break the finals jinx at Melbourne Park? 

Not often do sports fans have the privilege of watching the two best athletes in a sport go head-to-head. Audiences are in for treat as world tennis number one and two fight it out for the year's first major.