The 28-year-old Serb, whose first grand slam title was at Melbourne Park in 2008, has now won titles on the blue hard courts in 2011, 2012 2013, 2015 and this year to seal the most in the professional era.  
"I am extremely honoured to be mentioned alongside some of the legends of our sport," Djokovic said. It's an incredible feeling in that I managed to make history and equal Roy Emerson's record,” said the current world number one.
"When you have the opportunity to make history it adds to your motivation and incentive before you come out on court. I tried to channel that and use it as a positive."

Djokovic, who had got off to a storming start against Roger Federer in the semi-finals, was back in imperious form from the start against Murray, who took until the second set to get into the match at all.

While the first set was done and dusted in just 30 minutes, the second lasted 80 with Djokovic aware that he was being put under pressure by the Briton.

"Tough match, tough luck tonight Andy," Djokovic said after match that lasted two hours, 53 minutes.

"You're a great champion, great friend and someone who is very committed and will have plenty of opportunities to fight for this trophy," he added.

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