Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/21/14
By Jaclyn Stacey (January 20, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – The Australian Open produced it’s greatest match of 2013 and one of the best in recent times as Novak Djokovic triumphed over Stanislas Wawrinka in a five hour and three minute thriller on Rod Laver Arena that ended just after 1.30am on Monday morning.   The 1-6, 7-5, 6-4,,6-7(5), 12-10 epic was an incredible demonstration of tennis at its best, Wawrinka playing the match of his life and blitzing forehand and backhand winners all over the court while Djokovic proved why he is number one in the world, fighting back from a set and 2-5 down to claw his way to victory.   “I’m very glad to be a winner of another marathon,” Djokovic said after the match. He won the 2012 final against Rafael Nadal in an epic five setter that lasted just shy of six hours and ended in the early hours of the Monday morning.   The match proved to be a war of attrition and it seemed unfair that either player should lose, having poured all of their ...
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