Djokovic now on the brink of history
As the fourth set melted into the fifth and the fifth hour approached an unfathomable sixth, this tennis match seemed to pass into the surreal: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, exhausted but transcendent in their Australian Open final that ended early Monday morning, flashing shots in an endless loop.
When the last ball shot dropped -- a staggering 5 hours and 53 minutes after it started -- Djokovic watched his savage forehand disappear into the shadows, fell to his back and ...
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