The finals—the culmination of an entire tournament.
The hopes of two players are riding on the outcome of a single match. Several hours will represent what is written in the record books forever.
While the length of a match may not necessarily indicate its quality—as in the Isner-Mahut epic from 2010—Djokovic and Nadal made the ultimate grind as both competed in what would be the longest Grand Slam final in history.
Here, I am going to explore five of the greatest Australian Open men's finals of the open era.