Novak Djokovic has won the 2012 Australian Open title and cemented his number one world ranking with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 win over Rafael Nadal at Melbourne Park this morning (AEDT).
The match lasted 5 hours 54 minutes, an Australian Open record match duration in terms of time.
Nadal led 4-2 in the final set, and Djokovic appeared on the ropes, but somehow, as in the quarter and semi finals, Djokovic found a way to recover and power over his opponent.
He even had enough energy to tear off his shirt, ala the Incredible Hulk at the end. Which is great because it'll give something for the TV director to show in a slow motion replay 17 times.
The winners: Tennis, Djokovic, Nadal.
The losers: Australian office productivity on Monday, My sleep.
Good night everybody!