It really is quite pathetic to see so many haters on this thread.
It was boring match, it's the least prestigious slam, nobody cares about the result, saying that Nole's the first man to win the AO title 3 consecutive times is an exaggeration because blah, blah, blah, Murray choked, Nole choked, tennis is dead, who cares, blah, blah, blah...
Whatever, whether you like it or not, these are the facts:
Nole is the first man in the Open Era to win the Australian Open title 3 consecutive times.
Nole is the player with the longest consecutive winning streak in Australia, with 21 wins.
Nole is the #1 player in the world, with a lead of 2655 points over Roger and 4440 points over Murray.
Nole just won a grand slam without his serve being broken in the semis or in the final.
Nole played the best match of the entire tournament against Wawrinka, showing he is still the King of Clutch.
Nole has a winning streak of 11 matches against top 8 opponents and counting.
The earliest Nole can lose his #1 is the 22nd of April: but only if he doesn't play at all and Murray wins Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo.
The other 3 top players will have to defend their slam titles from last year just to keep up with Nole: he has defended his. The pressure's off for him.
Finally: no slamless #1 for at least a year. You can all stop salivating now.
Have a nice day all.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION:
NOLE THE BARBARIAN
THE KING OF CLUTCH