Skip to comments.Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open (His 13th Major Tennis Grand Slam)
Posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 09/09/2013 5:54:00 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam title by edging No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a riveting U.S. Open final filled with lengthy points and fantastic shotmaking.
Nadal's victory Monday gave him a second championship at Flushing Meadows, and came a year after he missed the tournament with a knee injury.
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Even at Federer's peak Nadal was one player he could not beat.
|Winner||2005||French Open (1)||Clay||Mariano Puerta||67(68), 63, 61, 75|
|Winner||2006||French Open (2)||Clay||Roger Federer||16, 61, 64, 76(74)|
|Runner-up||2006||Wimbledon (1)||Grass||Roger Federer||06, 67(57), 76(72), 36|
|Winner||2007||French Open (3)||Clay||Roger Federer||63, 46, 63, 64|
|Runner-up||2007||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Roger Federer||67(79), 64, 67(37), 62, 26|
|Winner||2008||French Open (4)||Clay||Roger Federer||61, 63, 60|
|Winner||2008||Wimbledon (1)||Grass||Roger Federer||64, 64, 67(57), 67(810), 97|
|Winner||2009||Australian Open (1)||Hard||Roger Federer||75, 36, 76(73), 36, 62|
|Winner||2010||French Open (5)||Clay||Robin Söderling||64, 62, 64|
|Winner||2010||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Tomá Berdych||63, 75, 64|
|Winner||2010||US Open (1)||Hard||Novak Djokovic||64, 57, 64, 62|
|Winner||2011||French Open (6)||Clay||Roger Federer||75, 76(73), 57, 61|
|Runner-up||2011||Wimbledon (3)||Grass||Novak Djokovic||46, 16, 61, 36|
|Runner-up||2011||US Open (1)||Hard||Novak Djokovic||26, 46, 76(73), 16|
|Runner-up||2012||Australian Open (1)||Hard||Novak Djokovic||75, 46, 26, 76(75), 57|
|Winner||2012||French Open (7)||Clay||Novak Djokovic||64, 63, 26, 75|
|Winner||2013||French Open (8)||Clay||David Ferrer||63, 62, 63|
|Winner||2013||US Open (2)||Hard||Novak Djokovic||62, 36, 64, 61|
Oooppppssss! At a quick glance I was wondering why the heck Ralph Nadar was playing tennins. LOL!
Hope with the money Raffa gets he can finally buy underwear that fits.
There are no compelling personalities in Tennis anymore (and there haven’t been for years).
Thus no one cares.
RE: There are no compelling personalities in Tennis anymore (and there havent been for years).
Compelling like who for instance?
This bunch is probably the best we’ve been fortunate to see in a while — Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray.
I care. Unfortunately I do notice an awful lot of empty seats in the stands during the early rounds even when top seeds are playing.
Do you watch him play? Before every serve he does a little routine where he adjusts his shirt and then picks a wedgie
Everytime these four walk on the court, it’s a toss up as to who will win. Nadal and djokovich put on quite a show today, no way anyone could be bored.
Obsessive / compulsive I’d say. I still like him, many quirks and all.
I can understand trying to make the argument that Nadal somehow is better than Federer. But when you look at their achievements - not their rivalry - what’s clear is Federer has a career Nadal will never ever duplicate. Federer has been in the Championship match of EVERY Major AT LEAST 5 TIMES EACH!! Federer was World #1 for 237 uninterrupted weeks, and 302 weeks overall. Federer reached an astounding 23 consecutive Semi Finals at Grand Slam Events. And, in 3 different seasons, he’s won 3 of the 4 Majors in a calendar year (and losing in the Final of the 4th one twice). It’s a brand of dominance that had never been seen before. These are things Nadal will never accomplish in his career.
That said, Nadal will carve out his own unique achievements. He’s the only man in the Open Era to have won any given Major Championship 8 times, and added too that - he’s won two OTHER tour events that many times also. All on clay, and his dominance there is something the sport has not ever seen. He’s gotten the better of Federer mostly because in Federer’s prime Nadal was only able to reach Finals on clay or grass. He’s better on hard courts now, but Federer has tailed off where he was due to age. The fact is Nadal’s career - when stacked against Federer’s career - will always fall short.
Even great players in the second tier, Stan Wawrinka, (my favorite), David Ferrer, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, and Juan Martin Del Potro. Stan came so close to taking out Novak.
I am giving serious consideration to going to Australia for next years open.
My favorite also. Federer will relinquish the top spot in his country to Warwinka as he should.
Believe he has more fire in the belly, and that’s what is missing in Roger and Novak.
>>Compelling like who for instance?<<
Connors, Borg, Ashe, Nastase, Mcenroe, Graf, Navratilova, LLoyd.
All were interesting and compelling.
Nowadays, the players are bland.
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