Ranking the 10 Greatest Australian Open Finals of All Time

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Ranking the 10 Greatest Australian Open Finals of All Time
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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after 2012 Australian Open finals

We can only hope the men's or women's finals at this year's Australian Open will compare favorably with the men's 2012 finals or the women's 1981 title match.

We ranked the 10 greatest Australian Open finals of all time based on the level of tennis displayed, the star quality of the participants, the closeness of the match and the captivating nature of the contest. Only matches in the Open Era (since 1969) were considered.

Although the matches ranked No. 2 through No. 10 probably could be listed in almost any order, there is little debate about which match is No. 1.

 

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