Novak Djokovic claimed a record-breaking seventh Australian Open crown after a dominant display against rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday evening.

The Serb made it Grand Slam number 15 in Melbourne, with the world number one taking just 2 hours and 6 minutes to defeat Nadal.

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Nadal, who was aiming to land his 18th Grand Slam title, had never lost a Grand Slam final in straight sets before his meeting with the untouchable world number one.

The 31-year-old took the first set 6-3 in just 37 minutes, firing 12 winners in the opening hour against the Spaniard.

Djokovic then raced into a two-set lead, breaking Nadal’s serve twice in 40 minutes to take the second 6-2.

A memorable evening in Melbourne was secured by Djokovic in the third set, with the Serb, who lost just two sets in the entire competition, claiming his record-breaking win with another break of Nadal’s serve.

The win sees Djokovic claim a seventh men’s Melbourne title and increase his head-to-head record with Nadal to 28-25.