Top 7: Facts and trivia about the Australian Open

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6. Longest Match

Longest known Australian Open match in Open Era history was played between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the final of 2012. It lasted 5 hours 53 minutes. Djokovic emerged as the winner beating Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6- 2, 6-7, 7-5.

 

7. Prize Money

The total prize money for the opening grand slam of 2018 is AUD $55 million dollars with a $4 million prize for the men’s and women’s singles champion. This is a 10% increase as compared to 2017.

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