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Djokovic whips Murray to capture second Aussie Open title

January 30, 2011 - Melbourne

World No.3 Novak Djokovic thrashed World No.5 Andy Murray in Sunday's Australian Open men's single final to claim his second Grand Slam title.

Djokovic swept past Murray 4-6, 2-6, 3-6, in two hours and 38 minutes at Melbourne Park, the Age reported.

The 23-year-old Serbian had captured his previous Australian Open crown in 2008.

With the win, he now equals Gustavo Kuerten in making 12 Grand Slam appearances between winning his first and second Grand Slam titles.

The match also ended Murray's dream to become the first to win a Grand Slam champion for the United Kingdom in 75 years.

Djokovic's first-place check is worth 2.186 million dollars, while Murray settled for 1.093 million dollars as the runner-up.


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