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was named Junior
Sportswoman of the
Year at the Youth
Awards at Hyatt on
"I m so honoured
to be here and to hold
this 19th trophy."
winning the Australian
Open on Saturday.
MELBOURNE---There was a chance the
Australian Open men's final could contain
explicit language, and so came the
Andy Murray's fiancee, Kim Sears,
dressed for yesterday's final in an
oversized T-shirt with a message that
poked fun at the widespread attention
paid to her use of colorful language during
Videos of her apparent expletive-laden
outburst during Murray's win over Tomas
Berdych on Thursday went viral online and
were then picked apart by the British
press which tried to read Sears' lips to
analyze exactly what she had said.
Rather than shy away from the issue,
Sears' T-shirt for the final showed a sense
of humour. It read: "Parental Advisory
Murray, who is no stranger to outbursts
on the court, defended his finacee after
the semifinal by saying the match had
"In the heat of the moment you can say
stuff that you regret," he said when asked
about Sears' use of some "Anglo-Saxon
Djokovic won his fifth Aus-
tralian Open title and his
eighth career Grand Slam
while extending Andy Murray s
misery at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5),
6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in yesterday s
final, relegating the Scotsman
to runner-up status for the
fourth time in four tries in the
Australian Open final. Murray
had lost twice previously to
Djokovic---in 2011 and 2013---
and to Roger Federer in 2010.
The No 1-ranked Djokovic,
meanwhile, is a perfect 5-for-
5 in Australian Open finals.
"There were a lot of turning
points in the match," Djokovic
said. "Regardless of the record
I have here, we both knew we
had equal chances to win. It
was a cat-and-mouse fight, it
always is with us."
Djokovic swung momentum
in a close match with a service
break in the eighth game of the
third set, winning four straight
points. When he took a 4-0
lead in the last set, he smacked
his fist hard against his chest
At the end of the match,
Djokovic threw his racket into
the crowd at Rod Laver Arena.
Roy Emerson, the only other
man with five or more Aus-
tralian titles, was in the crowd
and Djokovic acknowledged the
presence of the six-time cham-
"I m so grateful to be stand-
ing here as a champion for the
fifth time, and to be in the elite
group of players," Djokovic said.
Murray sat slumped over in
his chair after the match, await-
ing the presentations, and once
again received the runner-up
plate instead of the trophy.
"It s been my most consis-
tent Grand Slam of my career.
I haven t been quite able to win,
but the support I ve received
here has been amazing," Murray
said. "I ll try and come back
next year and hopefully have a
slightly different outcome in
Murray said he had chances
to win the match.
"Obviously I had opportu-
nities in the first three sets,"
Murray said. "In the fourth set,
I mean, he was just ripping
everything. Returns he was hit-
ting on the baseline. Once he
got up a break, he just loosened
up and was just going for his
shots. I couldn t recover.
"Novak has won five times
here now, there s no disgrace,
obviously, in losing to him."
Djokovic appeared to be trou-
bled by a leg ailment in the third
set, and it distracted Murray.
"I had a crisis at the end of
the second, beginning of the
third (set), I needed some time
to regroup," Djokovic said. "I
just had weakness, I couldn t
call for medical because I had
Djokovic served for the first
set after breaking Murray in
the eighth game, but Murray
broke back. After that game,
Djokovic had a trainer attend
to this right thumb.
He double-faulted to open
the tiebreaker but then, after
Murray took a 2-1 lead, won
five of the next six points to
regain control. He clinched the
set when Murray netted a
backhand service return.
In the second set, Djokovic
saved a set point in the 10th
game and Murray saved three
break points in the 11th before
it went to the tiebreaker. Sixth-
seeded Murray dominated the
breaker to lead 6-2, securing
four set points before clinching
it on Djokovic s serve.
The second set was delayed
for about five minutes after
the seventh game when a court
invader protesting Australia s
refugee policies was removed
by security after stepping on
to the court.
Other spectators in the sta-
dium unfurled a political ban-
ner. Organisers said two people
were arrested and the court
invasion was dealt with swift-
ly.There was a bigger cheer
for Djokovic when the intro-
ductions were made, but
plenty of Scottish flags in the
stands. Some Serbian fans
yelled "Adje Nole"---Serbian
for "Come on Nole," which is
Djokovic s nickname.
Before the match began,
Andy Murray s fiancee, Kim
Sears, caused a stir. She was
dressed in an oversized T-shirt
with a message that poked
fun at the widespread atten-
tion paid to her use of colorful
language during Murray s
semifinal win over Tomas
Rather than shy away from
the issue, Sears T-shirt for
the final showed a sense of
humour. It read: "Parental
Advisory Explicit Content."
Djokovic makes it five
...Murray's misery continues at Melbourne Park
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in during the men's singles final at the Australian
Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
"Regardless of the record I have
here, we both knew we had equal
chances to win. It was a cat-and-
mouse fight, it always is with us."
--- Novak Djokovic
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Expletive warning at Murray final
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