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Djokovic wins 3rd Australian Open in a row

Kennelbach/Austria — Novak Djokovic set another record as he won his HEAD-to-HEAD final at the Australian Open, becoming the first tennis pro who captured the title for three straight years. Djokovic, playing with his brand new YouTek™ Graphene™ Speed Pro beat fellow HEAD racquet rebel Andy Murray 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2 to run his Grand Slam title total to six.

“Winning three in a row, is a huge achievement.” said World Nr. 1 Novak Djokovic. “I’m always motivated in every match that I play. But of course Grand Slam finals are always bringing something new, something special to every player, and that’s where you want to perform your best,” said the champion.

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Over the past six months Andy Murray, who plays with the YouTek™ IG Radical Pro, has reached new levels in tennis. “The last few months have been the best of my life. I made the Wimbledon final, won the Olympics, won the US Open. I was close here as well. I have to try and look at the positives of the last few months, and I think I’m going the right direction.”

HEAD Racquet Rebel Roberta Vinci (YouTek™ IG Extreme Pro), who combined with partner Sara Errani, won the women’s doubles crown (6-2, 3-6, 6-2), defeating HEAD Racquet Rebels Casey Dellacqua (YouTek™ IG Radical MP)and Australians16 years old Ashleigh Barty (YouTek™ Graphene™ Speed MP), playing her first Grand Slam final in her career. The pair has won three of the last four majors - the French Open, the US Open and Melbourne.

In the men’s double HEAD player Robin Haase (YouTek™ IG Prestige Mid) reached the final with his partner Igor Sijsling. The team from the Netherlands was beaten 3-6, 4-6 by the Bryan brothers from the United States.

After starting the Australian Open with a wildcard, HEAD Racquet Rebel Matthew Ebden (YouTek™ Graphene™ Instinct MP)and Jarmila Gajdosova finished the tournament with a Grand Slam title in the mixed doubles. The Australian pair won the essential game against the Czech duo Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak 6-3, 7-5.

Maria Sharapova, who served with her brand new HEAD YouTek™ Graphene™ Instinct, reached the semi-finals in singles where she came to the court with the loss of only nine games but was not able to get past China’s Li Na 2-6, 2-6. Sloane Stephens, another HEAD Racquet Rebel, surprisingly took a spot in the semi-finals. The 19 year old American beat No. 3 seeded Serena Williams with her YouTek™ IG Radical Pro in the quarter finals.

 

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