Australian Open 2012: Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal In Final

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Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic beat World No.2 Rafael Nadal in the longest final in the Australian Open history.

The Serbian won an epic encounter 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5/7) 7-5 in five hours and 53 minutes, beating the previous record of four hours and 54 minutes set by Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander at the 1988 US Open. Djokovic has now won four out of the last five grand slams, beating Nadal in three successive finals, to underline his domination of men’s tennis. Djokovic, 24, has now beaten Nadal seven times in a row – and in each of the past three Grand Slam deciders at Wimbledon, US Open and the Australian.

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