Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic

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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:

Don't even need to watch the match LOL. I've got total commentating via twitter. #ausopen 27 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Happen to miss the match, but the highlights and my time line suggest it was something awesome! #AusOpen 51 seconds ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Congrats to @DjokerNole and @RafaelNadal for the best final i've seen since the 2008 Wimbledon final. Thank you both so much. #AusOpen 40 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

U cud use any word to describ this match.. Bt wat it shal always remain.. Is.. ''historic..''.. #AusOpen 1 minute ago via Tweets60dm · powered by @socialditto

So sad for #rafa he really played his heart out... #ausopen 46 seconds ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

God, that was amazing! Major congrats to Djokovic, well deserved! Not sure how awake I'll be tomorrow! #AusOpen 55 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I'd rather lose. That way Joh Griggs doesn't have to interview me. #AusOpen 2 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Great match, almost as good as the women's final. #AusOpen 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

a damn good closing to the #ausopen !!!! #sorry..rafael who? 56 seconds ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto

Until now, the longest Australian final was 4:27 in 1988 (Mats Wilander over Pat Cash).

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