I definitely wasn’t planning on covering tennis for two straight days, but this incredible match couldn’t be ignored. Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked player, defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in 5 hours and 53 minutes, making it the longest final in history.The win means Djokovic defends his 2011 title, and it is his fifth grand slam in total.
Both men gave their all, and chairs had to be brought out for the two to sit on during the unusually long, but in this case fitting, trophy presentation. Both players showed great sportsmanship, as Djokovic refused a chair until his opponent was seated, and Nadal was graceful, as always, in defeat. It was a great day for tennis.