Murray’s hopes dashed in final

ANDY Murray’s hopes of winning the Australian Open ended in bitter disappointment today.

Murray, aiming to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since 1936, was soundly beaten in three straight sets by Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian dominated the final in Melbourne to win 6-4,6-2, 6-3 in Melbourne.

It was the 23-year-old Scot’s third unsuccessful attempt to win a Grand Slam event, having lost in two previous finals at the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open.

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