0957 NOVAK DJOKOVIC BREAKS TO TAKE 4-3 LEAD (FIRST SET: DJOKOVIC 6-1)
Andy Murray lets out a lengthy yell of exasperation at 30-15 in the seventh game when he hits a forehand into the net. A backhand is then netted giving Novak Djokovic a break point, which he then converts. The set had been even until that point. Murray is continuing to talk, and swear, to himself.
0936 SECOND SET ON SERVE (FIRST SET: DJOKOVIC 6-1)
Murray finally begins to talk to himself in the first game of the second set and holds serve, producing his first “C’mon!” of the match. The Murray cheer squad start their chants in an attempt to get him even more fired up.
Djokovic has four break point opportunities in the third game as Murray is given a time violation warning and then admonishes a noisy crowd member before serving a big kicking ace down the T. The game lasts 12 minutes but Murray eventually holds to take a 2-1 lead.
0913 DJOKOVIC TAKES FIRST SET 6-1 IN 30 MINUTES
Djokovic has picked up where he left off against Roger Federer in the semi-final racing through the first set in just 30 minutes, though one Murray forehand pass at the net at 30-30 in the sixth game brings the crowd alive.
The Scot then holds serve producing a sustained roar and saves two set points before the Serb seals it on an unreturned serve.
0903 DJOKOVIC SEEMINGLY UNSTOPPABLE
Djokovic breaks Murray again in the fourth game then holds his serve with an exquisite backhand winner that leaves the Scot flat footed. The Serb has won 22 points to Murray’s seven to take a 5-0 lead.
0854 DJOKOVIC RACES OUT TO FAST START
Djokovic, dictating the depth and pace of play, races out to a 3-0 first set lead after Murray drops his first service game on a double fault. The Serb had also saved his own break point in the first game.
0836 DJOKOVIC WINS TOSS AND CHOOSES TO SERVE
Novak Djokovic has won the toss and chosen to serve after Andy Murray called incorrectly.
0833 PLAYERS OUT ON ROD LAVER ARENA FOR MEN’S FINAL
Djokovic, seeking a record-equalling Australian Open title and Murray, in his fifth final, have arrived on court on Rod Laver Arena. The level of applause loud for both, though slightly in favour of Murray.
The roof is open with the temperature a relatively cool 19 degree Celsius.
0700 SOARES WINS SECOND TITLE IN MIXED DOUBLES
Brazilian Bruno Soares has claimed his second title at this year’s Australian Open after teaming up with Russian Elena Vesnina to win the mixed doubles.
Soares, who won the men’s doubles with Britain’s Jamie Murray on Saturday, helped Vesnina to a 6-4 4-6 10-5 victory over American Coco Vandeweghe and her Romanian partner Horia Tacau.