Memorable Moments: Australian Open

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic
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'I'm tired, sure'

2012

In a record-breaking final, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal slugged it out for five hours, 53 minutes -- the longest Grand Slam final in the Open Era. Djokovic prevailed 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 over Nadal, extending his winning streak in finals against the Spaniard to seven. It was the third consecutive major these two met in the final, another Open Era first. This was the first of their 30 career matchups that has gone to five sets. Both have reason to be tired, as Nadal admitted after the match.


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