Novak Djokovic was really, really pumped after defeating Rafael Nadal in an epic five set match. After emerging victorious in the longest Australian Open final match ever (almost 6 hours), Djokovic deserved to let loose during his celebration after the final point.
Djokovic's intensity was captured perfectly by the ESPN overhead camera as he dropped down to the ground, pumped his fists and let out a primal scream (hit pause at around the 48-49 second mark to catch it). After shaking his hands with Nadal and the umpire, Djokovic ripped off his shirt and let out a few more fist pumps and screams as he went over to his family's box to celebrate.
ESPN cameras caught former NBA All-Star Vlade Divac celebrating with Djokovic's family in the player's box (at around the 1:47 mark of the video).
MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Defending Champion World No. 1 Novak Djokovic rallied from a set down to defeat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7( 5), 7-5 to win his third Australian Open title. The match lasted five hours and 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam final in the Open Era in addition to the longest match in Australian Open history. The win earns Djokovic his...
The cream rises and, in men's tennis at the moment, it just stays there. When Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal walk out onto the court at Rod Laver Arena to play the Australian Open men's final on Sunday, they will be doing what comes naturally.
Over the past five-plus years, encompassing 21 Grand Slams, fourteen finals have been contested between members of the most exclusive...
((HT: TennisAustralia/EuroSport/youtube))For those of us who follow tennis regularly, and admittedly the HQ only does it around the time of the majors, Novak Djokovic is the man- currently.And after a five-hour roll in the semis against Andy Murray, Joker had to go 5:53 in the final against Rafa Nadal- just to finish...And, no that was not a misprint...For those of you on the east...
Opinion: Last year, Novak Djokovic demonstrated that at his very best, he was the most dangerous and dominant player in the game today. This year at Melbourne Park, he showed that he's that same grim reaper even when he's not in the same tip-top form.
Tennis journalist and historian Steve Flink who is in the process of finishing his upcoming book The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time, will add a new chapter.
Novak Djokovic’s epic 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal in the 2012 Australian Open singles final will be a last minute addition to the
volume, due out June 1, 2012 by New Chapter Press. Djokovic’s...
Tennis.com: The good news for Rafael Nadal is that Novak Djokovic's semifinal win over Andy Murray was more exhausting match than his own four-set win the previous day over Roger Federer, and it raised questions about Djokovic's fitness—if not his heart.
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