- Posted December 18, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What was your best moment of 2012?
The Unquenchable Spirit meets Victory
The Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal lasted a whopping five hours and 53 minutes.
"Living the dream of watching a Grand Slam Final and [one of] the most hard fought and longest in the history of the game has to be one of the fondest memories of the year 2012," he said.
As I am fortunate to live in a city that hosts the first Grand Slam of the year, Melbourne, home to the Australian Open (Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific)
I decided that I was going to watch the final this year. I made sure I had purchased my tickets well in advance, 9 minutes from when they went on sale in October 2011.
Little did I know that I had just purchased a ticket to the longest grand slam final in the history of the game.
These photos are of the Championship point when Novak Djokovic won the tournament after battling with Nadal over 5 sets that lasted a record of nearly 6 hours.