Novak Djokovic is the wizard of Oz after he made history by claiming a record seventh Australian Open title 12 months ago.

Djokovic delivered a masterclass in hardcourt tennis to beat Rafael Nadal in ruthless fashion to seal a third successive Grand Slam success and 15th major of his career last year.

The Serb went on to claim a 16th Grand Slam at Wimbledon in the summer – his fifth title at the All England Club. But it’s Melbourne where he at his most destructive.

We look back at his remarkable record in Australia starting with his very first Grand Slam in 2008…

2008 – Maiden Slam

The 20-year-old from Belgrade was brilliant as well as ruthlessly efficient as he firstly ended home favourite Lleyton Hewitt’s dreams in the fourth round before cruising past David Ferrer in the last eight.

He then crushed then world No 1 and 12-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in straight sets to set up a meeting against big-hitting Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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In the final, Tsonga, 22, came out swinging and slam-dunking with a Francophile Rod Laver Arena firmly on his side.

Despite taking the opening set, Djokovic showed a steely determination to fight back and seal a 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-2) victory to become the first Serb to win a Grand Slam singles title and end a run of 11 straight majors won by Federer or Nadal.

2011 – Simply irrepressible

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Djokovic bombarded a downcast defending champion Federer with a hugely-impressive display to reach a second Australian Open final where his good friend Andy Murray was waiting for him, having reached his third major final.

It was to be another defeat for the Scot though as the irrepressible Djokovic ran riot. He was outstandingly consistent, breaking Murray seven times out of 18 opportunities as he rallied to an impressive 6-4 6-2 6-3 success.

“It has been a tough period for our people in Serbia. We are trying every single day to present our country in the best possible way, so this is for my country Serbia,” said Djokovic.