Who: 2016 Australian Open Men’s Singles Title
What: Won by Novak Djokovic
When: 31 January 2016
World Number One Novak Djokovic on 31 January 2016 won the Australian Open Men’s Singles title. In the final played at Melbourne, the Serbian defeated Andy Murray of Britain in straight sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-6.
With this, Djokovic retained his title and also equalled the record of Roy Emerson’s record of six Australian Open Singles titles.
On the other hand, the defending champion also kept his record against Murray in Australian Open final by defeating the Briton for the fourth time in Men’s singles at the year’s first Grand Slam championship.
Murray succumbed to his fifth loss in five Australian Open finals.
Djokovic claimed his 11th grand slam title to match the totals of Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.
Earlier on 30 January 2016, Germany’s Angelique Kerber won the Australian Open Women’s Singles title by defeating defending champion Serena Williams in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. This was maiden Grand Slam Tennis title for 7th seed Kerber.
While on 29 January 2016, Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the 2016 Australian Open title of tennis in the women’s doubles category.
2016 Australian Open
The 2016 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park from 18–31 January 2016. It was the 104th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.