Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter EcstaticBy: Chris Crum - January 29, 2012
The Australian Open Final just ended, with a match won by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. It was the longest in history. The match lasted 5 hours, 53 minutes.
Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Nadal lost his third grand slam in a row.
As you might imagine, the discussion is blowing up Twitter, with several trending topics related to the match, like #AusOpen, Rafa and Novak and Grand Slam.
Here are some recent tweets:
Until now, the longest Australian final was 4:27 in 1988 (Mats Wilander over Pat Cash).