Monday, January 30, 2012

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open Final

The world no. 1 male tennis player Novak Djokovic has defeated Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open. To claim his third Australian Open Grand Slam, he has beaten the Spanish veteran 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5.

Fans enjoyed a competitive match between them. It was full of excitement as millions of fans had to wait for the match result until 5th set. It took five hours and 53 minutes to get the result and became the longest men’s Grand Slam final in terms of duration.

The previous longest men’s Grand Slam final was four hours and 54 minutes when Mats Wilander defeated Ivan Lendl in five sets at the 1988 U.S. Open.

The time of five hours and 53 minutes included a 10-minute delay while the roof on Rod Laver Arena was closed due to rain. That period was included because the match was not officially suspended.