The final on Sunday lasted two hours and four minutes. Djokovic won the 28th match out of 53 played with Nadal.
Djokovic will receive a prize of 4.1 million Australian dollars (approximately 2.95 million US dollars) and 2,000 ATP points, while Nadal will receive 2.1 million Australian dollars (1.5 million dollars) and 1,200 ATP points.
The Serb reached 15 grand slam tournaments, three of them in a row. The current one from Melbourne comes after the Wimbledon and the US Open last season. He also won in Melbourne in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and became the most titled tennis player in history at this grand slam, beating Roger Federer, who won six times, last time last year. , and Roy Emerson, also with six trophies.
Nadal remains with a victory at AusOpen in 2009, and four finals lost. But this was the most painful – the Spanish tennis lost for the first time in a career Grand Slam final in the minimum number of sets.
The Serb and Spanish have contested for Melbourne for the second time. In 2012, the two offered an epic final, in which Djokovic prevailed after five sets and five hours and 53 minutes of play. 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 was the score in favor of Novak Djokovic after the longest match in the history of Nadal’s clashes.