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)
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...
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volume, due out June 1, 2012 by New Chapter Press. Djokovic’s...
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