Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal took part in one of the greatest finals in the history of the Australian Open and the two men have been talking about that epic match. Winner Novak Djokovic admitted that it was possibly his greatest victory to date, while Rafa Nadal claims that he suffered from it but that it was well worth it.
Nadal explained, "You look around and you see the watch, five hours, four hours, three hours, finally five hours 53. It seems like it's never going to finish. But it's nice to be there fighting, trying to go to the limit. It's something I really enjoy and I always said it is good to suffer. When you are fit and have passion for the game you are able to enjoy suffering."
Djokovic added, "Wimbledon is right up there because it was the tournament I always wanted to win but this comes out on top because we played for almost six hours, it was incredible. It was the longest grand slam final of all time. Just hearing that fact makes me cry. I am very proud to be a part of history, to be among the elite group of players who have won this trophy several times.”
He continued, "I had a lot of chances to win it in four sets but he deserved to prolong it and then really both of us could have won the match, it could have gone either way." Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be going all out for victory at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, which begins in June.