Rafael Nadal Wins US Open

Defeats #1 Novak Djokovic


Over 3hrs 21min, Nadal withstood game after game of brilliance from an inspired Novak Djokovic, like a lighthouse holding firm against a roiling sea.

Tennis wise, Djokovic was doing everything right: occupying the centre of the court, forcing Nadal back with the power of his hitting, and returning every serve into the corners.