Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the spotlight after his triumph. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the spotlight after his triumph. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic popped a bottle of bubbly to celebrate his win. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic popped a bottle of bubbly to celebrate his win. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses in the locker room with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Andy Murray of Britain to win the Australian Open. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses in the locker room with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Andy Murray of Britain to win the Australian Open. Picture: Reuters
Andy Murray put in a good effort in the beginning of the match, but Novak Djokovic had more in the tank. Picture: Reuters
Andy Murray put in a good effort in the beginning of the match, but Novak Djokovic had more in the tank. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic chased everything down - as he usually does. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic chased everything down - as he usually does. Picture: Reuters
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Andy Murray of Great Britain receives medical attention to his foot in his men's final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain receives medical attention to his foot in his men's final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Andy Murray refused to blame his injuries after the match, but it's obvious they caused him much discomfort. Picture: Reuters
Andy Murray refused to blame his injuries after the match, but it's obvious they caused him much discomfort. Picture: Reuters
Andy Murray of Britain became increasingly frustrated as the pain in his foot and thigh became more intense and hampered his movement on court. Picture: Reuters
Andy Murray of Britain became increasingly frustrated as the pain in his foot and thigh became more intense and hampered his movement on court. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Andy Murray. Picture: Reuters
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Andy Murray. Picture: Reuters
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia shakes hands with Andy Murray of Great Britain after Djokovic won their men's final match during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia shakes hands with Andy Murray of Great Britain after Djokovic won their men's final match during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Andre Agassi looks on as Novak Djokovic receives the trophy on the podium.  Picture: Reuters
Andre Agassi looks on as Novak Djokovic receives the trophy on the podium. Picture: Reuters
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28:   Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup with Craig Tiley in the changerooms after winning his men's final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup with Craig Tiley in the changerooms after winning his men's final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day fourteen of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Melbourne – Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he beat third-seed Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 in a battle of attrition on Sunday.

The Serb, who has now won four of his six grand slam titles in Melbourne, managed to win the important points as the Briton suffered from blisters on his right foot and problems at the top of his left hamstring. – Reuters