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Novak Djokovic said he was motivated by going into the history books as the winner of three consecutive Australian Open titles after he mastered his rival Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.
The Serbian world number one became the first man in the Open Era and only the third ever to win three straight Australian titles, joining Australians Jack Crawford (1931-33) and five-time winner Roy Emerson (1963-67).
Djokovic confirmed his number one ranking and his pre-eminence as the greatest player in the world with his fourth Australian crown and sixth Grand Slam title overall.
He bounced back from losing to Murray in September's US Open final by winning 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-2 in 3hr 40min, coming out clearly on top in the physically demanding battle with the British third seed.
Djokovic received the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup from four-time winner Andre Agassi, and is among the names of other legendary champions like Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Emerson on the trophy.
"What more motivation do you need than from this trophy?" Djokovic told journalists, with the trophy alongside him.
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