Novak Djokovic’s tears flow as he makes great last-ditch effort to seal remarkable comeback win over Andy Murray

The scene was the first of the year and it came with Mr Djokovic clinging to victory on a challenge from Mr Murray who looked to have secured the points to level the contest at 6-3 5-6 with little more than 15 minutes remaining.

Incredibly, Mr Djokovic managed to gain a staggering advantage over his nemesis as the Scottish player won three games in a row to save a match point before five games down in the set Mr Djokovic saved two sets points to retake the lead 5-4 before going on to win 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4).

After coming back from a set down, Mr Djokovic was presented with the trophy but not before the tears of defeat flowed profusely as he said of the loss: “You need to give yourself some time. I thought it was important to focus on me and not let emotions get to me.

“As it’s my 20th Grand Slam final and the third time I came back from being behind in a Grand Slam finals, I kept playing aggressive and, you know, who knows, maybe one more time I will have another chance.”

From the first set to the last Mr Djokovic, who had been overwhelming favorite to win, only failed to end Mr Murray’s streak of 52 set wins in Grand Slam finals.

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