All was over for Rafael Nadal when Novak Djokovic emerged winner in the Australian Open men's final. Djokovic let out a victorious scream in the final set in his 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Nadal.
Djokovic overcame a break in the fifth set to win his fifth Grand Slam tournament and third in a row. This was the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of pro tennis, and against Nadal, the player who built his career on his tenacity outlasting opponents in matches like these.
"It was obvious on the court for everybody who has watched the match that both of us, physically, we took the last drop of energy that we had from our bodies," Djokovic said. "We made history tonight and unfortunately there couldn't be two winners."
Nadal took his loss in stride, and even opened his speech with a lighthearted one-liner, "Good morning, everybody"