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TENNIS: The dust had barely settled on Novak Djokovic's record-breaking Australian Open victory over Rafael Nadal and the Serbian was already talking up his chances of glory at the second grand slam of 2012 at Roland Garros.
Djokovic outlasted Nadal in Sunday's epic five-set encounter whichlasted five hours and 53 minutes to make it the longest grand slam final in history.
The world number one was then quick to turn his attention to the French Open, the only major to so far elude him.
"I am prioritising the grand slams this year, as every year, and the Olympics," he said. "That's also one of my highest goals.
"So I want to do well and get to my first final in Paris. I have never been to the final there."
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Novak Djokovic defeated the No.2 player in the world, Rafael Nadal in an epic 5 hour and 53 minute Australian Open finals match. After winning the longest ever match in Grand Slam history, nobody was happier than Djokovic. Except maybe this guy.
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tennis Roger Federer has dismissed suggestions his pre-tournament disagreement with Rafael Nadal would add spice to their Australian Open semi-final.
Federer and Nadal lined up a mouthwatering last-four clash in Melbourne with wins yesterday, Federer thrashing Juan Martin Del Potro and Nadal coming through a much tougher clash against Tomas Berdych.
It will be their first meeting...
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The 2008 Wimbledon Final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is, in the minds of most people, the greatest tennis match ever. The 2009 Australian Open Final, also a highly-contested five set battle between Federer and Nadal, was must-see television. Yesterday's Australian Open Final, a 6 hour marathon match between warriors Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, was a display...
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by Maud Watson
Physically, mentally, and emotionally, Novak Djokovic proved he had it all in his epic win over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. This win did more to boost his reputation and solidify the Serb’s status as the best player in the world than anything he did in 2011. He had many reasons to lose that match. He could have gotten frustrated...