Rafael Nadal beat the official world No 1 in four sets again, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in three hours and 21 minutes, to win his second US Open and 13th career slam in his third joust with Djokovic in four years. It is a trilogy to further cement one of the enduring rivalries in sport.
“Very, very emotional, no?” Nadal said after the match. “Probably only my team knows how much (this) means for me.
“Playing against Novak always is a very special feeling. Probably nobody brings my game to that limit like Novak did.”
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