31 Jan 2011

Djokovic takes second Australian Open title

8:35 am on 31 January 2011

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has won his second Australian Open title, with a convincing straight sets victory over Briton Andy Murray.

Djokovic followed up his semi-final victory over Roger Federer with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win.

The 23-year-old described his victory as a huge confidence boost and said he will hopefully have more chances to win grand slams. "It really gives me a lot of motivation," he said.

Murray, who hasn't won a set in three grand slam finals, says Djokovic played well enough to have beaten anyone.

Djokovic's impressive three-set victory over Federer in the semi-finals had set up a first grand slam final without the Swiss or Nadal since 2008.

Meanwhile, Serbian-born Daniel Nestor teamed up with Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia to win the mixed doubles title.

Nestor, who moved to Canada when he was four, and Srebotnik edged Australia's Paul Hanley and Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan 6-3 3-6 (10-7) after a super tiebreak on Rod Laver Arena.