Moon Tennis – Australian Open

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Tennis

Australian Open

Men’s Final

Murray loses fifth Austrlaian final as Djokovic reigns supream

A ruthless display from world number one Novak Djokovic sealed an 11th Grand Slam title for the Serb. His opponent, Andy Murray, began as if he had plenty on his mind with his wife due to give birth and his father in law having collapsed earlier in the week. Djokovic raced to the first set 6-1 as Murray barely got started. Murray had his chances to break in a marathon second set that featured many long baseline rallies. However it was Djokovic who broke at 5-6 to take the second set. The third went to a tie break but Djokovic moved into a 6-1 lead in the breaker and sealed the title on his third match point. It was Murray’s fifth defeat in the Australian Open final and Djokovic has now won 11 out of the last 12 meetings between the two. These are the two best players right now, but there is a big gulf even between them at present.

Women’s Final

Kerber stuns Williams to claim first grand Slam

German Angelique Kerber showed few signs of nerves in her first Grand Dalm Final as she defeated World number 1 Serena Williams in a superb three set contest. Kerber seemed to find ways to chase down and use Williams power against her using the speed to return the favour time and time again. Kerber took the first set 6-4 frustrating Williams with her ability to keep making her play the extra shot and eventually got the break. Williams fought back to take the second set 6-3 but had a dreadful start to the final set being broken straight away with Kerber moving into a 5-2 lead. Williams showed her Champion class to get the break back but at 4-5 Kerber broke again with shots the summed up her brilliant perfromance to secure her first major title win. The win also means Williams does not equal Kerber’s fellow German Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slams, although that is surely a matter of time. Kerber moves to 2nd in the World rankings on the back of the victory in Melbourne.

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Tennis

Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria

Mens Singles (Results From the Quarter-Finals)

Quarter Finals

Roger Federer (Switzerland) Beat Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) – 3-0 (7-6 6-2 6-4)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Beat Kei Nishikori (Japan) – 3-0 (6-3 6-2 6-4)

Andy Murray (GB) Beat David Ferrer (Spain) – 3-1 (6-3 6-7 6-2 6-3)

Milos Raonic (Canada) Best Gael Monfils (France) – 3-1 (6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4)

Semi Finals

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 3-1 (6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3)

Andy Murray (GB) Beat Milos Raonic (Canada) – 3-2 (4-6 7-5 6-7 6-4 6-2)

FINAL

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Beat Andy Murray (GB) – 3-0 (6-1 7-5 7-6)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Wins the 2016 Australian Open

Womens Singles (Results from Quarter Finals)

Quarter Finals

Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) Beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) – 2-0 (6-1 6-3)

Serena Williams (USA) Beat Maria Sharapova (Russia) – 2-0 (6-4 6-1)

Angelique Kerber (Germany) Beat Viktoria Azarenka (Belarus) – 2-0 (6-3 7-5)

Johanna Konta (GB) Beat Shuai Zhang (China) – 2-0 (6-4 6-1)

Semi Finals

Serena Williams (USA) Beat Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) – 2-0 (6-0 6-4)

Angelique Kerber (Germany) Beat Johanna Konta (GB) – 2-0 (7-5 6-2)

FINAL

Angelique Kerber (Germany) Beat Serena Williams (USA) 2-1 (6-4 3-6 6-4)

Angelique Kerber (Germany) wins the 2016 Australian Open

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