Novak Djokovic completed his seventh Australian Open victory with a crushing defeat of Rafael Nadal in the final held in Melbourne on Sunday.
The Serb number completed a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over the second-ranked Nadal to win a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title.
Djokovic raced off to a 3-0 lead in the first set, breaking his opponent in his very first service game. It was in only the fourth game of that opener that Nadal even notched up his first game but that did not really start anything special for the Spaniard.
The world number one went on to win the set 6-3, with Nadal coming nowhere near breaking his opponent. In fact, Djokovic dropped just one point off his own serve in the entire set to wrap it up.
The second set looked like it was going to be a lot closer but Nadal was broken in the sixth game soon after. The Spaniard looked to be making a comeback in the very next game, trying to pull a break back but once Djokovic held serve to make it 4-2, there was no looking back for him.
Djokovic broke Nadal again and served out the second set in the eighth game.
What remained to be seen was if Nadal had any fight remaining in him in the final set but Djokovic ensured nothing of that sort was going to happen. He broke Nadal early and then again at 5-3 to win the Championship.
This was the first time ever that Nadal lost a Grand Slam final in straight sets, in turn also missing out the chance of winning all majors at least twice.