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Monday, January 30, 2012

Tennis : Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in longest Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in five sets to retain his Australian Open title in the longest grand slam final of all time - almost six hours of play.

The Serbian won an epic match 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.

The win means that Djokovic has now won the last three grand slam titles following his victories at Wimbledon and the US Open last year.

You can read all the news at the official Australian Open website.

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