Okay, my title exaggerates by seven minutes the length of the Australian Open men's final. But, Novak Djokovic's victory over Rafael Nadal is something I'll never forget. What an epic match! Djokovic and Nadal probably showed us the limits of what human beings can do on a tennis court. When Djokovic broke Nadal in the 11th game of the 5th set, one had to think that Nadal was finished. Nadal managed a break point in the 12th game, but Djokovic was not to be denied. It was painful to see one of those men lose; Nadal was only second by the slightest of margins. I am in awe after seeing the longest Grand Slam final. Serbia will be celebrating for sure!
I regret not seeing Victoria Azarenka's title win over Maria Sharapova. Though not as competitive a final as the men's final, I congratulate Azarenka for taking over the #1 spot in women's tennis. Belarus has quite a star!
Australia gave us an amazing fortnight of tennis. Let's hope Paris will be just as thrilling!
Look for another tennis post tomorrow. The energetics of the ball fascinate me.