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TENNIS Djokovic Wins Epic Australian Open Rick Rycroft / AP Photo

Djokovic Wins Epic Australian Open

Five hours and 37 minutes. That's how long the Australian Open final was between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and second-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain. It was the longest final in a major in the Open era, with the previous longest Grand Slam final being 1988's U.S. Open match between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl that clocked in at four hours and 54 minutes. Oh, and Djokovic was the winner, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5. He's now won three straight majors and five overall. Nadal, on the other hand, has now lost three straight major finals.

January 29, 2012 10:04 AM