Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray and won his fifth Australian Open title in a gruelling final that lasted three hours and thirty-nine minutes. This was the Serb's eight Grand Slam victory!

The World number one came through in four sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0. He has now defeated Andy Murray in three Australian Open Finals.

Britain's number one has won only two of the eight Grand Slam finals he has played in and has lost in all four finals he has played in Melbourne. Djokovic, the Scot's long-time rival and one week younger, has previously beaten Murray in the 2011 and 2013 Australian Open finals.

However, the Scot's appearance in the final  in Melbourne has meant that he now rises back to fourth in the world rankings.

Djokovic did look physically weak at certain times of the match, hurting his hand in a fall. He also appeared to struggle with an ankle problem at the start of the second set but his willpower and mental edge helped him to pull through.

This was Murray's first Grand Slam since he had back surgery in September 2013. He had chances to win each of the three opening sets of the final, but he was ultimately unable to cope with the physicality and the mental power of the Serb in the final set.

The World number one made an amazing start to the match sprinting to a 4-1 lead after just 20 minutes.

However, the Scot fought back to force a tie-break, but a crucial double fault and loose volley gave Djokovic the first set by 7 points to 5.

The second set had a much better start for Murray, who moved into a 2-0 lead but then Djokovic hit back to tie the scores at 4-4. Murray hit back and won the second set in another tie-break by 7-4.

The momentum began to look like it was swinging in Murray's favour at the start of the third set, as Murray finally looked as if he had the initiative after two and a half hours of play.

However, his first serve percentages had fallen and he was making unforced errors, which proved to be crucial. The Serb was ice cool and won the third set 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead in sets.

The fourth set, proved too much for Murray who was a fading force, as he double faulted to drop serve and then went on to only win 11 points in the fourth set as Djokovic bagelled Murray in less than half an hour.

The famous Serb celebrated his fifth Australian Open title by throwing his racket into the crowd, while a furious Murray smashed his racket in desolation for losing yet another final in Melbourne.