Djokovic hailed after winning title

A host of past and present athletes heaped praise on Djokovic, who moved within six of Roger Federer's record 17 majors.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his men's singles final match against Andy Murray of Britain at the Australian Open final.   -  AP

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was the toast of Twitter following another successful Australian Open campaign in Melbourne. Djokovic claimed a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title with a straight set win over Andy Murray.

The Serb was a class above on Rod Laver Arena as he added an 11th Grand Slam title to his collection. And a host of past and present athletes heaped praise on Djokovic, who moved within six of Roger Federer's record 17 majors.

Congrats @DjokerNole on tying Roy Emerson with 6 #AusOpen titles! The standard you've set is incredible. I'm inspired. ‪#11andcounting ‪#peak — former women's No. 1 and 12-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King.

Hail King Nole... 6 Australian Opens and, ominously, putting some distance on Muzz and Fed in the process ... now in a league of his own — one-time Australian Open semi-finalist and sports administrator Paul McNamee.

So unfortunate 4 @andy_murray that he plays at the same time as @rogerfederer @rafaelnadal & @DjokerNole. He deserves more but 2 good Nole — retired Australian player Rennae Stubbs.

Novak Djokovic joins Rod Laver & Bjorn Borg with 11 Grand Slam titles. A record 6 @AustralianOpen titles. Superb performance from Nole — former player, coach and analyst Darren Cahill.

Congrats @DjokerNole and his team on ‪#AusOpen2016 — Serbia international basketballer Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Oh man. Didn't think I could shed anymore tears watching @AustralianOpen and then Andy set me off again! — British former player Anne Keothavong.