The top four seeds reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open for the second year in a row and the fourth time in the Open Era in Melbourne.
It also marked the 31st time in the past 32 Grand Slam tournaments (since ’05 Roland Garros where Rafael Nadal won his first Slam crown) that a member of the Big 4 won a Grand Slam title.
Djokovic is the first player in the Open Era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles and the third player in tournament history with at least three in a row, joining former Aussie greats Roy Emerson (1963-67) and Jack Crawford (1931-33).
Djokovic has won five of the past nine Slams he has played.
Djokovic became the first player to close the season with a title at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and open the New Year with an Australian Open crown since Roger Federer in 2006-07.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan became the all-time Grand Slam doubles titles leaders with 13 trophies, defeating the Dutch duo Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling in straight sets. The Bryans surpassed Aussie Hall of Famers John Newcombe and Tony Roche, who won 12 Slam titles. The Bryans won their sixth Australian Open crown;
They have won at least one Slam title for nine consecutive years.
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