Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/18/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Novak Djokovic of Serbia towels down between points in his fourth round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

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Whilst most of you were asleep when the 2012 Australian Open Final took place, the most fascinating of a final happened. 5 hours and 53 minutes of serves, strokes, grunts, shouts between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The top two players in the world in a showdown that enthralled all who watched.

I was actually on the road when the conclusion happened, but was kept updated on Twitter, because everyone else on my timeline was talking about it. Still, it was almost 6 hours of competitive tennis. That is incredible. Can’t doubt their endurance and skill.


Here forth are the links after the jump:

Now we don’t have to hear about Woz’s current inability to win being the top female tennis player in the world. (c/o Daily Mail)

The Quest for 12 has been postponed. (c/o BBC Sport).

So, was that match the best final ever? (c/o Herald Sun)

Wait, there was a Pro Bowl? (c/o Los Angeles Times)

There’s the NHL All-Star Game, too. (c/o The Chronicle Herald)

These players have mad skillz. (c/o Fighting for Stanley)

Media taking off from what Tim Thomas did. (c/o Boston Herald)

The All-Star Game in Columbus next year! (c/o The Lantern)

What’s happenin’ with Sidney? (c/o Montreal Gazette)

At least this match was longer than the last one. (c/o Yahoo!’s MMA Cage-writer)

So, there is promise with watching futbol in the United States. (c/o EPL Talk)

Lying just to get people to like you more is pure bad PR, folks. (c/o Deutche-Welle)

Landon > Clint in FA Cup. (c/o Toffeeweb)

In a matter of days, Liverpool dispatched Manchester City in one cup competition and Manchester United in another cup competition. Satisfaction, guaranteed. (c/o Yorkshire Post & London Telegraph)

Can the FA Cup become their version of the Super Bowl? (c/o San Francisco Chronicle)

Bad blood continues between two London clubs. (c/o The Daily Mail)

Tiger ran into a Rock in Abu Dhabi. (c/o Chicago Tribune)

Guy needs a break. Hope he is healthy next year. (c/o Charleston Post & Courier)

Lebron bikes to work and jumps over people. (c/o CBS Sports & Pippen Ain’t Easy)

Here is something to sing at 5′o clock in the morning.

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