#Srbija #1 #Djokovic Novak prevailed over #UK #2 Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 to collect his record sixth Australian Open (#AussieOpen) Title and eleventh Major (tying Björn Borg and Rod Laver)! #Djokovic was almost flawless in the service game, and remarkable still so in the return game! Murray was no push over, even went toe-to-toe in the second set and forced a tie-break in the third set, but #Djokovic stayed determined and held on! #Djokovic (almost) successfully completed the calendar slam (winning all four majors) in 2015, and still is just getting better and better; having former German star tennis baller Boris Becker as your coach doesn’t hurt.
#Germany Angelique Kerber put the stunts on #USA Serena Williams, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Women’s Australian Open Final… the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup!!! Kerber would deny Serena of her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam with consistent play, and terrific passing shots! Serena was a little sloppy on serve, and her approach was quickly thwarted by Kerbers’ defense. Now the next match to watch is the Men’s #AussieOpen Final: #1 #Srbija Novak #Djokovic vs. #2 #UK Andy #Murray on ESPN 3am EST (9am SRBT).
#Srbija #1 Novak #Djokovic served up Roger #Federer decisively 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 down under in the Australian Open at Melbourne Park this morning (3:30am EST). #Djokovic has now won three straight slam matches over #Federer, and edged the rivalry 23-22 in the head-to-head! Now #Srbija #Djokovic will go on to face the winner between #2 ranked trotting Andy Murray or #14 ranked sleeper #Canada Milos #Raonic match. Now… On to the #AussieOpen #Finals!
It was absolutely a tale of David & Goliath with Vinci at a 300-to-1 odds to win, and Serena perhaps get caught up in the hype and distractions (Drake kept leering in the crowd)! She seemed to be a bit over-animated on her winners and at points even serving up unusual facial expressions! The biggest story in Women’s Tennis and the US Open was building up to be Serena Williams going onto win the Calendar Slam (winning all four majors in the same calendar year), BUT in the semi-final today the story changed quickly! 43 ranked Roberta Vinci played her heart out, and ignored all the cheers and jeers from the crowd for the heavily favored Williams, and came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4!!!