These are one of the vital thrilling matches within the match’s historical past.
The Australian Open is the primary grand slam of the season with the world’s prime athletes vying to participate within the mega match. Prime gamers arrive two weeks previous to the slam and play a number of ATP tour occasions to get accustomed to the climate and situations. Novak Djokovic holds the document of successful probably the most Australian Open titles (9) and is on the verge of attending to the two-figure mark. The match has seen some thrilling matches over time and on this article allow us to have a look at the 5 longest matches performed on the Australian Open.
5. Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando Verdasco, 2009 (5 hours and 14 minutes)
The Spanish legend received a tricky five-set battle in opposition to countrymate Fernando Verdasco in 5 units 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4. Fernando Verdasco progressed to the semifinals after defeating the likes of Andy Murray from Nice Britain within the preliminary rounds. Each had been tied at two units every and Nadal within the ultimate set didn’t need to sweat laborious to win (6-4).
Fernando Verdasco needed to name within the physician within the center having to battle out cramps because the match was going previous midnight. Nadal went on to beat Roger Federer within the finals and have become the primary Spaniard to win the Australian Open title and was additionally his first hardcourt grand slam title.
4. Ivo Karlovic vs. Horacio Zeballos, 2017 (5 hours and 22 minutes)
Ivo Karlovic the Twentieth-seeded Croatian beat Horacia Zeballos in a five-set marathon 6-7(6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20. Karlovic fired down 75 aces which is a document for the Australian Open in a single match and in addition performed out 42 video games within the final set which is the longest thus far. The fifth set alone took two hours and 37 minutes as 37-year-old Karlovic broke the Argentinian’s serve within the forty second sport of the set.
108 aces had been served total Karlovic (75) and Zeballos (33). A complete of 84 video games was performed within the five-setter which additionally grew to become the best variety of video games performed in a single match on the Grand Slam.
3. Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev, 2022 (5 hours and 24 minutes)
Rafael Nadal took on the 2021 Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev within the finals. The Spaniard was searching for his second Australian Open title having received the earlier title approach again in 2009 defeating Roger Federer. Nadal on his quest for glory didn’t begin the match on a constructive observe dropping the primary two units however got here again strongly, to win the following three units 2–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6– 4, 7–5.
The title was particular as Nadal was affected by an damage for the previous six months and didn’t play a lot tennis. This was Spaniard’s twenty first grand slam title and he grew to become the primary athlete to breach the 20-slams mark.
2. Andy Murray vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2023 (5 hours and 45 minutes)
Andy Murray the three-time grand slam champion from Nice Britain received the second-round battle in opposition to crowd favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis in 5 units 4-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(5), 6-3, 7- 5. Murray defeated Thirteenth-seed Matteo Berettini within the first spherical (4 hours and 45 minutes) and performed his second successive five-setter within the second spherical. The match which started round 11:00 PM ended at 4:06 AM native time.
Andy Murray got here again from behind dropping the primary two units and made a wonderful return successful the following three units. Murray for the previous three years had been affected by accidents and plenty of had been anticipating him to retire. The Scottish worldwide defended all odds and received the match progressing to the third spherical.
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1. Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal, 2012 (5 hours and 53 minutes)
The 2012 finals between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was the longest match within the Australian Open historical past. The then world primary Djokovic defeated world quantity two Nadal 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7, 7–5 to win the match. It was the longest main ultimate match (by period) in historical past, lasting 5 hours 53 minutes, surpassing the document beforehand set by the 1998 US Open ultimate between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl.
The Serbian coming into the ultimate performed a marathon semifinal match in opposition to Andy Murray which lasted for 4 hours and 50 minutes.
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