Longest Grand Slam Final in Pro-Tennis History Won by Novak Djokovic

For nearly six hours, tennis superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled for Austalian Open supremacy. Djokovic emerged the exhausted winner.

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When Rafael Nadal squared off against Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final on Sunday, no one expected they were about to watch history being made — nor did they realize it would be made on a Monday. But the match, a "sweat-drenched, sneaker-squeaking 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest," as the AP puts it, would go down as the longest Grand Slam singles final in pro-tennis history. At 1:37 a.m. Monday morning, an exhausted Djokovic emerged the winner.

Less lucky was one female fan in the stands, to whom Djokovic tossed the sweat-drenched shirt he tore off his body in a beastly fashion during his moment of victory. Watch what happens next (via The Daily What):

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