Novak Djokovic captured his second Australian Open title last week after defeating Andy Murray. Djokovic celebrated his second Majors title by throwing his racket and shoes to the crowd. It was a good ride for Djokovic to the finals as he defeated tennis great, Roger Federer in the semis. It was widely anticipated that Federer will face Rafael Nadal in the finals, however Nadal was eliminated in the quarterfinals by fellow Spaniard, David Ferrer who eventually lost to Murray in the semis.
It was Murray’s third attempt to win a Grand Slam title, but it was just not his time. The Scot/British player is trying to win a Majors title not just for himself but for England as well, which is experiencing a very long drought in men’s singles Grand Slams. If Murray had won the Australian Open,he would have been the first British to capture the title since 1936. He still has time to win Grand Slam titles for England, after all, he’s just 23 years old.
In the women’s division, Kim Clijsters of Belgium captured her third Majors since returning from retirement in 2009 after defeating Li Na of China. This year is probably going to be Clijsters’ last year in tennis as she expressed her intention to stay away from the limelight to concentrate on being a mother.
Nadal and Federer are still considered as the best tennis players in the world and both of them were unable to reach the finals if Australian Open this year. Let’s see how they’ll fare this year when they get back to action.