How good was Novak Djokovic's defense in his 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Andy Murray in the Australian Open final? This 39-shot rally sums it up:
This was one of the turning points of the match. The two had traded service games to 5-4 in the first. Had Murray won the point, it would have leveled his at 30-30. Instead, Djokovic took a 15-40 lead, won the set on the next point and never looked back.
No wonder Andy Murray got frustrated. So many times during the match it looked like he was on the verge of winning points, but Djokovic's defense kept him in rallies and quickly turned them around. He was defensively offensive.
It was the second Grand Slam victory for the 23-year-old Serbian. Murray was denied once again in his third appearance in a major final.