Djokovic maintains firm control of the #1 ranking with the win and could conceivably contend for the elusive Grand Slam this year.
Djokovic clearly has a slight edge on Murray due to his superior agility and ball striking talent, as evidenced by the 11-7 head to head edge.
Aside from Murray, there does not appear to be a viable threat to knock off the Serbian from his throne though some experts believe it will require an unorthodox, creative, awkward style to accomplish the tricky task. Bernard Tomic and Alexander Dolgopolov have shown they can trouble Djokovic with their unique methods of playing but it does not appear they have the phsyical strength or are near ready to conquer Djokovic consistently throughout the year.
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic, 2013 Australian Open champion – and the dominant king of ATP tennis.
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