But now it's time for the Serb to enjoy the sole spotlight as the greatest player on the planet. And time for rumblings of the Serb going after a calendar year Grand Slam.
The 2016 Australian Open is in the books. In the future, when people look back on the two weeks that were, who will they remember as the biggest winners and losers? Angelique Kerber qualifies as one of the biggest winners. Her amazing run cumulated with an upset over Serena Williams. Novak Djokovic is the winningest of the winners. Show More Summary
Angelique Kerber pulled off a monumental upset to defeat defending champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams in the Australian Open, claiming her first Grand Slam title. Kerber also added a cool $3.8 million to her wallet for finishing...Show More Summary
Novak Djokovic loves it Down Under, and he proved it yet again with a resounding 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Great Britain's Andy Murray. Djokovic 's dominant win gave him the sixth Australian Open title and the 11th major of his career. Show More Summary
Andy Murray met the press after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
Novak Djokovic met the press after winning a sixth Australian Open title.
Novak Djokovic won his sixth Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam title on Sunday morning, defeating Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7(7)-6(3). The victory tied him with Roy Emerson for the most Australian Open titles in men's history,...Show More Summary
Novak Djokovic made it look easy in defeating Andy Murray in straight sets for the 2016 Australian Open title, but many great players are clustered in the ATP rankings. Major tournaments do more than crown champions; they show who is...Show More Summary
Novak Djokovic destroyed Andy Murray in straight sets in Melbourne to win the 2016 Australian Open. The Serbian made comfortable work of the opening set, dropping just a single game before surviving a few bumps in the second and a tiebreak...Show More Summary
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to clinch his sixth Australian Open crown and tie the record number of titles claimed by Roy Emerson between 1961 and 1967. This triumph also marked the...Show More Summary
Andy Murray's Australian Open dream was once again ended by Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. The hard-working Brit fell to his longtime rival, who stroked his way to a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 victory in front of the Melbourne crowd. Murray, 28, had been considered a co-favorite with Djokovic in the pre-tournament buildup. Show More Summary
The top two seeds at the year's first Grand Slam face off for the Australian Open men's final on Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET. No. 1 Novak Djokovic needed four sets to get beyond Roger Federer and advance to the final at the Rod Laver Arena, while No. Show More Summary
A fortnight of tennis at the 2016 Australian Open culminates Sunday in the men's singles final, as No. 1 Novak Djokovic will look to win his second consecutive and sixth title overall in Melbourne by fending off No. 2 Andy Murray inShow More Summary
Open thread for the men's Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
After a gutsy performance on Friday, No. 2 seed Andy Murray earned a spot in the 2016 Australian Open men's final against No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic. Murray turned back a determined Milos Raonic in a five-set marathon, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic defeated No. Show More Summary
Top-seeded Serena Williams was an overwhelming favorite to win her seventh Australian Open and 22nd career Grand Slam title after rolling into the final without dropping a set, but she was shocked by Grand Slam final debutant Angelique...Show More Summary
I don't want to see Serena Williams become Peyton Manning or Kobe Bryant. It's a sad thing to see the greatest of the great break down and hang around too long. They mean too much to us at their best. We're not there yet with Williams. Show More Summary
"I was missing a lot off the ground, coming to the net," Williams said. "She kept hitting some great shots actually every time I came in. I think I kept picking the wrong shots coming into it."
Angelique Kerber shocked Serena Williams on Saturday to capture the 2016 Australian Open title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory. It's the German veteran's first career Grand Slam championship and it comes against the top-ranked player in the world. Williams had steamrolled through the first six rounds of the tournament without dropping a set. Show More Summary
A great acceptance speech by Angelique Kerber.